May 30, 2013
Heather Savalox, left, founder of It Takes Courage, talks with Soroco High School leadership student Alex Bryant on Wednesday afternoon at Johnny B. Good's Diner in Steamboat Springs. Savalox was celebrating the fact her YouTube video (found at http://delivr.com/27exw) about the suicide of her 15-year-old niece has surpassed 1 million views. The mission of It Takes Courage is to raise awareness about the impacts of bullying and to decrease incidence of suicide. Savalox said It Takes Courage has reached out to more the 1,200 people in Routt County and recently spoke to classes at The Lowell Whiteman School, Soroco High School and Steamboat Springs Middle School. The celebration was held at Johnny B. Good's because owner Mike Diemer has offered his diner as a safe haven for kids who feel as though they have no one to talk to.