EPIC - Early Prevention Impacts Community
Promoting healthy attitudes and behaviors of youth in Southeast Missouri.

EPIC Glow Run

EPIC Glow 2015Thanks to all who came out to the second annual EPIC Glow 5k!  We had 59 people register for this year’s race and more than doubled profits since last year!  This event is a lot of fun and a healthy option for New year’s Eve!  We hope it continues to grow!  Thank you all for your support and thanks to this year’s sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

  • KRCU 90.9
  • SEMO Imprints

Silver Sponsors

  • Drury Southwest

Bronze Sponsors

  • Banterra Bank
  • Bard Womack Insurance
  • Gibson Recovery Center
  • Drury Southwest
  • John L. Sauer, DDS
  • Lattitudes Fair Trade Store
  • Modern Woodman
  • New Vision Counseling Center
  • Starbucks
  • Southeast Health


Steer Sober

EPIC partnered with Dr. Jeremy Barnes’ Program Planning and Evaluation students from Southeast Missouri State University to develop the “Steer Sober” project designed to reduce drinking and driving.  The students initiated a campus wide pledge drive where their peers pledged to Steer Sober and not drive after drinking. They designed and distributed t-shirts with the Steer Sober message and gave multiple presentations on the project including Partners in Prevention’s Meeting of the Minds conference in Kansas City, MO.

EPIC is expanding the campaign in the community. Our public service announcement will begin airing soon and local bars will be displaying posters and using coasters asking patrons to Steer Sober. We will be distributing automobile air fresheners and bottled water with the same message at community events throughout the summer and fall. For more information on the Steer Sober project contact Jami at coordinator@epicprevention.org