Last year, the walk raised over $126,000 with half of the net proceeds benefiting our community by:
This year, the Colorado Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hoping raise $140,000. All proceeds will go to continued support for the initiatives above and the work of the AFSP Colorado Chapter.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
The topic of suicide tends to stay silent, but we need to talk about it. Raising awareness and providing prevention programs is important. I hope that everyone can do something, even if just a little, to spread awareness on suicide and suicide prevention in their area.
The AFSP hosts hundreds of events every year and many walks across the nation during the month of September. To find a walk in your area go to afsp.donordrive.com
Here are some pictures from the past Out of the Darkness Community Walks I participated in...
I look forward to the walk each year. It is a great time to focus efforts on raising awareness for an important cause. I will be sure to post an update and pictures of the walk after September 6th.
For more information on the Out of the Darkness Walk and to find a walk near you please visit afsp.donordrive.com
For more information on the AFSP please visit afsp.org