Throughout Lake Mills Rotary Club's 65 years of service, many events and fundraisers have been crucial towards the betterment of the Lake Mills community. Their latest fundraiser hopes to reach beyond Lake Mills by benefiting organizations that help to make Jefferson County and the surrounding areas a better place to live, work, and play. Members of the Lake Mills Rotary Club believe that we all have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues.
“Between 2014 and 2018, 61 people in Jefferson County lost their lives due to opioids or heroin”
One of those issues that hits close to home is the opioid crisis. Between 2014 and 2018, 61 people in Jefferson County lost their lives due to opioids or heroin, and many other people are dealing with opioid addiction and other drugs. This is why the Jefferson County Drug Free Coalition is committed to preventing the negative effects of opioids, tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. They want to decrease the shame associated with addition so that people can get the services they need. So to address these issues, the Lake Mills Rotary Club will be hosting the 2019 Pyramid City Run benefitting the Jefferson County Drug Free Coalition in the morning of Saturday, October 12th.
The course takes you through the Lake Mills Business Park where stations and signs can help you learn more about what you can do to spread awareness in our community and the surrounding area. The run is not officially timed, so you are encouraged to set your own goal. Every participant will receive a Pyramid City Run shirt (if registered within one month of the run) and a goodie bag. After the race, talk with experts and volunteers from the area and become more aware of resources available for prevention, treatment and recovery from opiates and other drug addictions.
The cost is $30 per participant. Teams from schools and businesses are also encouraged to participate! Visit https://lakemillsrotaryclub.com/ to register. Help support your community by informing yourself about prescription drug abuse as well as helping to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs among youth and the greater community.
- Occurs Saturday, October 12th, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am