Program holds event to prevent substance abuse in Heartland
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —
The Heartland Task Force held its annual Mothers and Sons Stampede on Thursday at Truman University Farms in Kirksville.
The event is a fundraiser, which helps the program's mission to prevent substance abuse within the Heartland.
"We try to create memorable experiences for parents and kids. There's a lot of research that shows when a community surrounds a kid and when a family embraces a kid they're less likely to use substances," said Board Member Jen Houser.
In its seventh year, this event complements the organization's "Daddy-Daughter" dance.
Over 300 families were expected to attend the event, which hosts various outdoor activities for attendees.