Michigan's first lady to speak at NMC run against violence

Sue Snyder, Michigan's first ladyTRAVERSE CITY — Michigan’s first lady, Sue Snyder, will be the keynote speaker at the Northwestern Michigan College Walk, Run, Empower 5K Saturday, September 30.

The event is hosted by the NMC Student Life Office and NMC student group Voices with a goal to raise awareness and help end sexual violence. Snyder''s husband, Gov. Rick Snyder, will join her at the event and participate in the 5K.

Snyder has dedicated herself to the health, safety and overall wellness of Michigan’s women, children and students. She recently became an advocate for campus sexual assault prevention by launching the “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s end campus sexual assault” initiative.

“We cannot tolerate sexual violence on our campuses and owe it to our learners and this community to work to end it. Unfortunately, there can be many barriers to achieving one’s educational goals, but a student’s safety should never be in question. We have invested in systems and programs to help keep our learners safe and are committed to continuing that support as long necessary,” said NMC President Timothy J. Nelson.

Proceeds from the NMC Walk, Run, Empower 5K will benefit NMC Voices for continued advocacy and support for student survivors of sexual violence.

The 5K will begin at 9 a.m. on College Drive of NMC’s Front St. campus. Registration is $15 for students and $20 for all other participants. Credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted on the day of the race. Pre-registration is available online. Day-of registration will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Entry fee also includes a Walk, Run, Empower 5K 2017 race t-shirt.

Participants can enjoy free snacks and refreshments, while connecting with student organizations, campus resources and community collaborators before and after the race.

Join NMC and walk, run and empower one another towards a world free of violence.

Release Date: September 8, 2017/UPDATED SEptember 29, 2017

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NMC Office of Student Life
(231) 995-1118