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Memorial poker run brings awareness to teen killed, bi-polarism

DU QUOIN, IL (KFVS) -

The family and friends of a Heartland teen killed last summer came together Saturday to honor her life and bring awareness to a health condition.

It's the 2nd year for the Sidnee Stephens Poker Run and Silent Auction hosted by her family.

Sidnee's mother says it's important to keep her daughters bi-polar disorder at the forefront of people's minds. That way, she says those who need the help can get it.

"And the states doing so many cuts in the mental health field that there wasn't a whole lot then to begin with, now there's even less, said Tracy Stephens."So this is something we can do to help those kids and parents who are stuck in the middle."

Family members plan to donate 100-percent of the proceeds from this year's poker run to charity.

It will be divided between the Carbondale SIRS Agency and a scholarship fund at the Pinckneyville High School in Sidnee's honor.

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