MET 051819 MERCY COLOR STAGGS
Tribune-Star/Joseph C. Garza
Mackenzie Staggs, 10, braces herself for the blast of air from a leaf blower in order to blow off some of the color from Team of Mercy's 6th annual "Surviving the Color" event on Saturday at Deming Park. The event is Team of Mercy's largest annual fundraiser. Executive Director Christina Crist estimated that about 700 people participated in the event that gave survivors the day to celebrate the loved ones they have lost to suicide and to help break suicide's stigma.