Walkers will meet at the campus clock tower Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. for the annual walk to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
By Kimberly R. Hughes, '13
The Ninth Annual “Out of the Darkness “ three mile walk around the SUNY Fredonia campus and community will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Lake Shore Savings Clock Tower, located by the corner of University Parkway and Symphony Circle. Campus and community members are welcome. Registration begins at noon.
“Out of the Darkness” is sponsored by the Psychology Club, the Pride Alliance, the Volunteer and Community Services Office, other various student groups, and members of the faculty, staff and local community.
To create a team, register, or donate participants can visit www.outofthedarkness.org, click campus walks, click to find an event near you, select New York, U.S. and Fredonia State Campus Walk will be the first on the list, and click the link.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-olds, and the second major cause of death among college students. Since 2000, the AFSP has invested over $10 million in new studies, including research into treatments for people who are depressed and suicidal. This year the goal is to raise $5,000.
All proceeds from the walk will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through funding research, developed prevention initiatives and offering educational programs for survivors of suicide victims, professionals and the public.
For more information please contact, Professor Dani McMay at Dani.McMay@fredonia.edu or (716) 560-2190.
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