Downtown Bloomington will host A Noble Run, a 5K charity fun run that raises money for veteran suicide prevention. The event will take place from 4­–9 p.m. Oct. 22 at Drifter’s Pub.

Former Marine Josh Maubach organized A Noble Run. One of Maubach’s fellow Marine troops who went to Afghanistan with him committed suicide last year. The Marine’s last name was Noble, and Maubach wanted to honor him and help prevent additional losses by creating this event. 

This will be the first year of A Noble Run, which is set to become an annual event. All proceeds will benefit Stop Soldier Suicide. The event will be at 612 N. Main St. and is free for kids.

Maubach said he really likes that veterans can reach out to the charity coordinator, Ian Fuller, and discuss issues, whether they are having a hard time finding a job, going to school or adjusting to life after the military. The staff of the event help find the services veterans may need. They also contribute in setting up therapy and counseling services.

“Being a veteran, I know a lot of us have too much pride to go out and get help. The thing that I really like about it is if you give them your information, they will contact the person for you,” Maubach said.

He believes that this event will have a huge impact on former Marines. He encourages people to show up to the event and support the cause.

For more information about the event, contact Josh Maubach at josh.maubach@yahoo.com or visit the charity’s website at www.stopsoldiersuicide.org.

STAR JOHNSON is a Features reporter for The Vidette. She can be reached at vidette_sjohns7@Exchange.ilstu.edu and follower her on Twitter at @Star2flyy_

 

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