Local breastfeeding advocates will participate in a global awareness initiative this weekend.

The Big Latch On 2014 will be at 10:30 a.m. at Daniel G. Rupp Memorial Park in Hays. Mothers are invited to participate in the event, which involves women coming together to nurse their children at a set time. Mothers are asked to arrive at 10 a.m.

The event is intended to raise awareness about the health benefits of breastfeeding, and to show community support for nursing mothers. The event began in New Zealand in 2005 and has grown into a global event.

For more information, visit www.biglatchon.org.