The City of Independence and St. Elizabeth Medical Center on Saturday are hosting the NKY Hates Heroin 5K Run and Walk at 8:30 a.m.
memorial for those lost to heroin will be held at 8 a.m. prior to the 5K, which begins at Simon Kenton High School.
The 5K will bring awareness to the growing heroin epidemic
in Northern Kentucky as well as raise funds to help with prevention, education
and recovery. Participants with loved ones lost to heroin are encouraged to
bring a photo of their loved one to share.
Approximately 1,200 people have registered already and
200-300 are expected to register at the door. Same-day registration is $30 and
begins at 7 a.m. A t-shirt is included with registration while supplies last.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female
runners and walkers. Light breakfast and refreshments will be available after
Due to a high amount of registrations, NKY Hates Heroin is
in need of water donations. Anyone interested in donating email email@example.com and put
"Water Donation" in the subject.