BEMIDJI, Minn. – On Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, the Bemidji State University women's hockey team wore purple to support awarness for youth mental health and suicide. The effort was sparked by sophomore forward MacKenzie Thurston (Ottawa, Ontario), back in whose hometown was officially called “Purple Pledge Day in support of Youth Mental Health: Do it for Daron."
The day of was in memory of Daron Richardson, a 14-year-old girl from Ottawa who took her life on Nov. 13, 2010. On Feb. 8, 2011 Daron Richardson would have been 15 years old. Richardson was a friend and teammate of Thurston's sister.
Thurston sat down with Kelly Schultz from the Beaver Radio Network yesterday to talk about the cause. View the full story and listen to the interview visitng the Beaver Radio Network website [HERE]