10-11: Suicide Prevention Walk

[I consult and consider many sources in search of appropriate subject matter for this blog. Often I find material that is best left (mostly) untouched by me, e.g., today’s piece comes from a newspaper blurb.]

[My daughter and I plan to participate in this walk. Obviously, most readers do not live in this area, but know that activities like this are out there. If you come across an ad for one, please let me know and I will include it in this space.]

Out of the Darkness Walk

Saturday, October 22

Walk to Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at the Out of the Darkness Walk at Laurel Acres Park in Mount Laurel. Registration starts at 9:30 am, followed by the walk at 10:30 am. Join a team of walkers or start your own team and set a fundraising goal. For more information, call 609-792-31or visit afsp.org/burlingtonco.

[Information below comes from the website. It also contains an opportunity to register and/or donate to this cause.]

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in our latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Burlington County Walk

Walk Date: 10/22/2016
Walk Location: Laurel Acres Park – Mt. Laurel, NJ
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/22/2016 at 9:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:30 am
Walk Ends: 12:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kyra Berry
Contact Phone: 609-792-3170
Contact Email: kyra.berry4@gmail.com

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

[A worthy charity! –pd]

 

 

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