Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy, an annual workplace safety awareness event, takes place in Sudbury the first week of May.
The event organizers invite friends and supporters to get involved, register and spread the word.
Participants can pre-register online at Step for Life Sudbury website, and several local teams have already signed up.
The event itself will take place on May 7 with registration at Workplace Safety North at 235 Cedar Street near downtown Sudbury.
Organizers said Steps for Life is a five-kilometre fundraising walk to help support families affected by life-changing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. “It’s a unique way to educate your community about the devastating ripple effects of workplace tragedy and how we can work together to prevent others from being injured or killed on the job” , said the Sudbury website.
In addition, organizers plan to host an in-person Steps for Life walk in Sudbury this year. Each in-person Steps for Life event will follow all applicable public health requirements or guidelines, including gathering size, mask use, physical distancing, and other health and safety practices. Events with indoor components may require proof of vaccination to enter, depending on requirements set by the venue, organizers said.
The fundraising aspect of the event means that the money raised can be applied in several ways:
- Train family members to become injury prevention champions in the National Speakers Bureau.
- Send family members to a regional family forum to help them learn healthy coping skills.
- Allow family members to receive peer support from a volunteer family guide.