Run for Their Lives 5K

SPEARFISH, S.D. — On this Mother’s Day, local families and moms gathered to remember children they have lost, while trying to make sure no other parent endures that pain alone.

Sunday marked the 13th annual Run for Their Lives 5K in Spearfish.

Following the passing of her son, Lach, from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome),  Brianne Edwards started the event. She says this is a time for bereaved mothers an families to come together and honor their children and get support from the community. Despite the rainy weather, the outpouring of support was great.

“Child loss can be such a hard thing and so many people just don’t know how to talk to each other about it,” said Edwards. “And so this event ends up creating just a nice safe space that makes it comfortable for people to come together to still show their family and their loved ones that they’re remembering those kids that aren’t here, and just to acknowledge that ache that is always there for a bereaved mom.”

There was also a silent auction with items donations from businesses and organizations in Spearfish. Proceeds go to Lach’s Legacy and the fight against SIDS.

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