The Out of the Darkness Community Walk benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is coming up in October. Funds donated go directly to research, advocacy, education and survivor support. Hundreds of local people will be walking with thousands nationwide to raise funds and to also honor the life of a loved one lost to suicide.
The Out of the Darkness Walk will be Sunday, October 20th at Daphne City Hall. Registration starts at 1 pm and the walk, 2 1/2 miles through downtown Daphne, starts at 2:45 pm with a butterfly release following the walk. Will include at 4 pm.
You can form a team in honor of a loved one lost to suicide, join a team or register to walk on your own and donate at www.outofthedarkness.org.
There will be music, speakers, information booths and refreshments. There will also be a Memory Wall and Table so you can display pictures, poems and messages.
Lydia Barber joined us on Studio10. She has lived in Daphne, AL with her family for 19 years.
On October 27, 2010, she lost her oldest son of three boys, Allen, 19 years old, to suicide while he was attending college. She became involved with suicide awareness and prevention when she got involved with the first walk in 2011 with a friend who also lost a loved one to suicide.
She is now coordinator of the Out of the Darkness Walk and Board member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Alabama Chapter.
You can contact her through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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