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Kevin’s Legacy Foundation presents 5th annual Color For Kindness 5K

This Saturday’s event helps the foundation continue to educate and advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, and creating bully-free, all-inclusive communities.

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Add some color to yourselves and support Kevin’s Legacy Foundation for their 5th Annual Color for Kindness 5K Walk/Run this Saturday in Holmen.

Kevin’s Legacy Foundation was started in honor of Kevin Romanowski. At the age of 16, he ended his life due to bullying and depression.

Board member Brian Sime told Z93 that Romanowski’s parents and a group decided that it was time to help others so they did not have to go through the tragedy that their family had gone through.

Kevin’s Legacy Foundation started to help raise money with the Holmen Community Center to start a community center and to name a room in Kevin’s honor.

The Boys and Girls Club now is home to honoring Kevin. The foundation is helping to fund that room with arts and crafts, etc.

“We’re also trying to raise money towards a scholarship foundation so that we can put money towards those that are entering the mental health field to help,” Sime said. “One life is too much to be lost for that, so anything we can do to help people so that they don’t have to go through the tragedy that the Romanowskis did.”

All ages and fitness levels are welcome to come roll, stroll, walk and run down the trail Saturday. Participants will be drenched in six different colors as you go down the trail.

“We have beads there that you will get, and each bead color is a different thing,” Sime added. “One is depression or suicide, it’s just different ways to think about things that could help another person in your life.”

There is a silent auction at the event and Kevin’s grandma donated a beautiful king sized Green Heart quilt that will be raffled off on Saturday.

There will also be a pancake breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Holmen American Legion.

Follow Kevin’s Legacy Foundation on Facebook HERE and get registered for the event HERE.

Tracy has worked at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 2004. She is half of the Z93 Morning Buzz with Brittany and Ballzer and coordinates Z93's charity, Zcare. She writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse and announces for the Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby team.

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