Surviving The Color 5K run and walk

WTHI Photo / David Essex
WTHI Photo / David Essex

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – More than 500 people were doused in colored powder on Saturday to help give others a voice.

Surviving the Color 5K Run took place at Deming Park as a way to draw awareness to the issue of suicide in the community.

It also gives survivors a voice in order to help others who may be struggling.

“It’s a day to remember those who’ve been lost to suicide, but it’s also a celebration of life, because as survivors we live on,” explained Tammy Connor, Team of Mercy.

The run/walk on Saturday raised funds for Team of Mercy, a non-profit organization that helps those in the community who have survived suicide attempts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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