Out of the Darkness 5K Community Walk sponsored by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

September 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Location: Headwaters Park West

Phone: 260-450-5219

Email: stephbodieafsp@gmail.com

Link: http://www.OutoftheDarkness.org

Event Description

April 11, 2014 Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 9:59 AM EDT

Help Us SILENCE the STIGMA of depression and suicide in Allen County.

April 19, 2014

In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 15 minutes, claiming more than 34,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute; with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. With your participation, you will not just be walking, and your donors will not just be writing a check - you will be helping to save lives.

By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), you will be walking with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, advocate for mental health issues, and assist survivors of suicide loss.

WALK TO HONOR A LOVED ONE Many walk in memory of a loved one lost to suicide. AFSP provides opportunities for survivors of suicide loss to connect with each other and get involved through a wide variety of educational, outreach, awareness, advocacy and fundraising programs. Each walk site has its own unique remembrance activity in which you can participate to honor a loved one.

WALK TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE Those who have struggled personally with mental illness or suicide, those who come to support a friend or family member, those who are passionate about mental health education and advocacy also participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks.

WALK TO RAISE AWARENESS AFSP funds research aimed at improving our understanding of suicide and ways to prevent it as well as educational activities to increase awareness about prevention, warning signs and the psychiatric illnesses that can lead to suicide. People need to be aware of this public health issue.

10:00-11:00 am – Walker registration
11:00 am –Walkers begin route of roughly 4 miles. They will loop Foster park twice.
To register for the event, go to: outofthedarkness.org

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