Out of the Darkness
On June 4th of this year, New York City is hosting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk. It is an overnight walk, from dusk to dawn, from the darkness into the light. This year, I will take part in this walk for the very first time.
The last time that this walk took place in New York City, it was in 2011. It was just weeks after Dale’s death. I was aware that it was happening, but I was in no way, shape or form ready for such a walk. May 17th of this year will mark 5 years since Dale left us and the timing couldn’t be better for this walk to return to NYC.
I am currently raising money to participate in this walk. The money goes directly to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 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.
“Suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Help me put a stop to this traffic loss of life.” During the next few months, I will be posting occasionally about this event as I try to reach my fundraising goal of $1500. If anyone would like to make a donation to the AFSP, please click HERE to access my AFSP donation page.
Thank you to anyone and everyone who takes the time to read this post. I appreciate, beyond words, donations that may be made and to anyone who shares this post.