Madison to Hold Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

September 11, 2017

 

Madison Out of the Darkness Walk 2017

 

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.

 

Walk Date: 09/16/2017Walk Location: Bi-Centennial Park – Vaughn Dr & West St – Madison, IN
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/16/2017 at 8:00 amWalk Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Christy Stewart (Info Below) & Holly Dawson (hollydawsonkay@yahoo.com)
Contact Phone: 812-801-3960
Contact Email: christystewart73@yahoo.com

 

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.

 

AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
We are the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create and administer educational programs that are based in science, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss and those who struggle with mental illness. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquarted in New York, AFSP has 87 local chapters nationwide, hosting events and trainings to reduce the loss of lives by suicide and create communities that are having informed conversations about mental health.

 

Why We Walk:
Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn’t get anywhere near the funding  given to other leading causes of death. It’s up to Walkers like us to make a difference. Together we can change the conversation about mental health.

 

AFSP Indiana was charted in 2008, and has been working year round in the Hoosier State to change the way our communities, schools, churches, professionals, family and friends talk and think about mental illness and suicide. For more information about AFSP, Indiana Chapter activities or to learn how YOU can get involved in this movement, contact the Indiana Chapter of AFSP at Indiana@afsp.org