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Mid Shore Out of the Darkness Community Walk
September 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.3 minutes, claiming more than 39,500 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults, and individuals ages 65 and older account for 16 percent of all suicide deaths. This is a public health issue that does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. Walk to save lives, honor loved ones, and raise funds.
The Out of the Darkness Walk for the Mid-Shore is free to participate in, but donations are encouraged.
Some things to bring with you:
- Folding chairs or blankets for the picnic dinner following the walk.
- Insect repellant and sunscreen (depending on the weather).
- A picture of a loved one lost by suicide to post on the Memory Wall.
- Money to purchase AFSP merchandise and Silent Auction items. (Cash and checks preferred, credit cards accepted.)
Family activities and resources available.