People Celebrating Civically Active Women and Those Running for Office at Nation’s First Nonpartisan 5K

Over 500 people ran in Washington D.C. while people from 25 other states were signed up virtually to run in their home towns

FARGO, N.D. — The country’s first nonpartisan 5K celebrating women getting civically active and running for office is happening nationwide. Those who put together the Courage to Run 5K say democracy is a marathon. Whether you are looking to run a physical race or a political race, you need a focused mindset, heartfelt vision and physical endurance. Over 500 people…

Third Annual Michael Kaspari Recovery Run/Walk Reminds People Overcoming Addiction is Possible

It raised about $30,000 for the Village First Step Recovery Program

FARGO, N.D. — More than 200 people laced up their sneakers for the third annual Michael Kaspari Memorial Recovery 5k Run and Walk. The Village’s First Step Recovery Program started putting on the race as a way to celebrate addiction recovery. It’s also a way for the mental health clinic to highlight their free family recovery clinic. The run/walk raised almost…

Out of the Darkness Walk Raises Mental Health Awareness for Fourteenth Year

The walk raised over $100,000 for mental health research and suicide prevention

  FARGO, N.D. — More than 2,000 people are raising awareness about suicide and the importance of mental health for the fourteenth year in a row. The Out of the Darkness walk is meant to remind people there is still hope for those who struggle with a mental illness every day. Organizers of the walk say it’s because of mental health…

“Home Run Walk” Raises Money for Roger Maris Cancer Center

Walkers and runners get doused in color as they finish the walk to raise money for cancer research

FARGO, N.D. — It’s not your typical run; hundreds of people had a colorful morning as they helped raise money for the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center. Most at the run have a personal connection to the fight against cancer. They either know someone or have lost someone to the disease. “I had a sister-in-law, her name was Ashley, she was…

Hundreds Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

More than five million Americans live with Alzheimer's

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of people walked from downtown Fargo and along the Red River to raise money to fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Over 75 teams raised around $85,000 at the walk. Organizers say a common misconception is blaming those suffering for not remembering things. They say it’s important to realize those symptoms are the disease, not the person. More than…

“61 for 61” Events Benefit Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center

Funds raised will go towards a variety of programs

FARGO, N.D. –Sanford is having several activities this weekend as part of their “61 for 61” events that benefit the Roger Maris Cancer Center. Today, they had a radio–thon with 107.9 The Fox, a local radio station. Funds raised during all the events will go towards support programs, amenities for patients, clinical research, and training for staff. The fundraiser is…

Animal Lovers Walk with Their Favorite Furry Friends to Save the Lives of Homeless Pets

Dozens join in on the annual Adopt–A–Pet fundraiser, The Furry Friends Pet Walk to show off how much they have gained from going through the adoption process

FARGO, N.D. — People are walking with their favorite furry friends to save the lives of homeless pets. Dozens join in on the annual Adopt–A–Pet fundraiser, The Furry Friends Pet Walk to show off how much they have gained from going through the adoption process. Courts Plus brings in different vendors from the community so people can learn more about…

Parents Walk to Honor Children Who Lost Their Lives

They held their 12th annual Walk to Remember

FARGO, N.D. — The group The Compassionate Friends gives parents an outlet to honor their children. They held their annual Walk to Remember, where parents walked from Oak Grove Park to the Angel of Hope at Island Park. There, they released balloons and butterflies. “He said, ‘I love you mom and dad,’ and that was the last thing we heard from…

F-M Holds First Ever Special Needs Walk

The F-M Special Needs Support Network Group put on the walk

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Whenever Brianna Schjei takes her son Evan to a restaurant, she calls ahead to make sure she’s allowed to bring a lunch bag for him. “So far we haven’t been turned down, everybody’s been pretty accommodating,” Schjei said. Evan is one of many kids in the metro who has special needs. While he has autism and can’t eat…

Thousands Walk Against Pancreatic Cancer in Downtown Fargo

They cracked the glow sticks and braved the cold to honor people they love

FARGO, ND — The streets of downtown were lit up purple for the fifth annual Walk Against Pancreatic Cancer. Walkers cracked purple glow sticks and braved the harsh winds in a walk from First Lutheran Church to Hotel Donaldson. The FM Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Group puts up this event to spread awareness and bring more resources to patients in need….