The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be hosting the Out of the Darkness Walks in Boston on October 25, 2014. The purpose of the walk will be to honor loved ones that have been lost to suicide, to fundraise, and to make an effort to save lives that will be threatened by suicide in the future. Funding will support the AFSP to conduct scientific research, educate the public, and offer programs for those who are at risk and those who are dealing with loss.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at Artesani Park in Brighton, with the walk ending at noon. The event’s total fundraising goal is $200,000, and the walkers aren’t far from it! There are a few options for participants to bring up the total: the 90 day team challenge gave teams of ten until May 31, 2014 to raise $1000 altogether, the individual walker challenge rewards any person to raise $150 or more on their own, and the Life Savers club is reserved for any individual who raises $1000 or more, alone.
The CDC gathered data that showed that in America, someone commits suicide every 13.3 minutes. They also reported that there are approximately 39,500 suicide deaths nationwide, annually, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death in the country. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention works to fight these numbers, and bring death by suicide to an all-time low. To support this cause, join the walk, or look for other ways to help, here.
WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2014
9 a.m. – Check-in
10 a.m. – Start
1234 Soldiers Field Rd.
Brighton, MA 02135
REGISTRATION: Please click here to register.