Hundreds 'tackle trauma' at community event

Posted at 7:26 AM, Feb 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-07 09:26:21-05

While many Valley residents are taking to their couches for Super Bowl Sunday, more than 300 runners are taking to the streets of Tempe to tackle trauma.

The "Tackle Trauma 5K" run is set for Sunday morning near College and Curry.  Registration starts at 7 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m.

The run is to bring awareness to trauma injuries and to help research more advanced ways to deal with lasting effects of trauma.

Trauma comes from all sorts of injuries-- it can be a sports injury or more life-threatening injuries stemming from car or work accidents, said Race Coordinator Dr. Gina Shirah.

A couple participating in the event on Sunday told ABC15 that feeling the support from the community is an important part of the healing process.

The money raised from the race will go to fund research and prevention projects for traumas and trauma treatments.