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AFSP – “Out of the Darkness” Community Walk

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

Walkers Take To The Streets To Fight Suicide In Ventura County

Camarillo, CA – Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide in many cases is preventable. September is National Suicide Prevention Month where nationwide events are being held to raise awareness for this public health issue. In Ventura County, hundreds of people are expected to participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s annual Ventura County Out of the Darkness Walk to fight suicide on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Constitution Park in Camarillo. The walk begins at 9:00 am and is expected to run until 11:00 am followed by a picnic. The money raised from this walk will be used for suicide prevention research and community suicide prevention programs.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be raising funds to support local and national programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual rate of suicide 20 percent by 2025.

The Ventura County Out of the Darkness Walk is one of more than 350 walks being held nationwide this fall. The walks are expected to unite more than 150,000 walkers and raise millions for suicide prevention efforts.

“These walks are about turning hope into action,” said AFSP CEO Robert Gebbia. “Suicide is a serious problem, but it’s a problem we can solve. The research has shown us how to fight suicide, and if we keep up the fight the science is only going to get better, our culture will get smarter about mental health, and we’ll be able to save more people from dying from depression and other mental health conditions.”

For more information on the Ventura County Out of the Darkness Walk, please contact 2017 Walk Co-Chairs – Jena Moraga (805) 889-4013, Destiny Foster (805) 319-3668 or visit: www.afsp.org/vc or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OutOfTheDarkness805

 

Details

Date:
September 16
Time:
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.afsp.org/vc

Organizer

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Phone:
805-889-4013
Email:
jenamoraga.afsp@gmail.com
Website:
www.afsp.org/vc

Venue

Constitution Park
601 Carmen Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012 United States
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