‘Out of the Darkness’ Community Walk takes steps towards suicide prevention

WASHINGTON CITY – On Saturday, an “Out of the Darkness” Community Walk will be held to unite the community in raising awareness and funds for suicide prevention.

The walk will be held at Highland Park (1250 North Highland Parkway) in Washington City and run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no cost to participate, but donations are encouraged. Online pre-registration is available until 12 p.m. Friday, but participants can still sign up the day of the event by arriving early. Donations to the cause via DonorDrive will be accepted until Dec. 31.

Out of the Darkness Community Walks are three to five-mile walks taking places in over 250 communities across the country this year. Proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness of depression and suicide and provide support for survivors of suicide loss.

“(This event focuses on) all reasons for awareness (and) needing to understand any and all issues surrounding suicide,” said volunteer event coordinator Tina Tims Hender. “Suicide can (affect) all members of our community in one way or another and it is devastating.”

Event details and contact information

Date: Nov. 10

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Highland Park in Washington City

Admission: Free

Contact: Taryn Aiken – 801-836-0958 or [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @STGnews

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