The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) plans to hold its annual Out of the Darkness Overnight walk (www.TheOvernight.org) in New York City on June 4th through 5th . The walk is called Out of the Darkness Overnight and is a fundraising walk of up to 18 miles throughout the night, designed to raise funds and make a bold statement to bring the issue of suicide out into the light.
The Overnight is organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide. My sister and i are doing it we have to raise a certain amount to walk. An estimated 2,000 people from across the U.S. are expected to participate in the 18-mile walk from sunset to sunrise, to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention.
“In addition to raising funds and awareness, The Overnight is also about forming a supportive community and advocating that more be done to prevent suicide,” said Robert Gebbia, executive director for AFSP. “The dedication and commitment of thousands of people walking through the night will bring us closer to reaching our goal of making suicide prevention a national priority.”
Each Walker agrees to raise at least $1,000. Net proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to fund research, education, survivor and awareness programs, both to prevent suicide and to assist those affected by suicide.
Chloe Malfitano lost her mother from suicide in July and she and her sister were looking for other people who went through what we went through and suffered from depression and they wanted something that can help them heal and get answers and they came across out of the darkness so they are walking to raise awarness to help make a difference.
Help Chloe @ http://theovernight.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=500&participantID=1910