OUT OF THE DARKNESS
Southern Arizona Walk
October 14, 2019 by David Scott
As the most trusted trauma cleanup specialists in the Tucson area, the team at Bio-One sees close up the impact that suicide has on a family. We’d happily shutter our business if it meant another family would never have to live through the despair of knowing a loved one took their own life.
As the suicide rate continues to rise, it becomes the job of all us to look for ways to help those who are unable to, at the moment, help themselves.
One way we can all help is by taking part in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk put on by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.)
The purpose of these walks, which take place in cities throughout the country, is to raise awareness of suicide and to help raise much-needed funds that are used by the AFSP to conduct research, create educational programs, and provide support to families who have lost someone to suicide.
They have lofty goals: The AFSP wants to reduce the suicide rate by 20% by 2025. If they are able to achieve that goal, 9,500 lives would be saved. You can help make that goal a reality by walking in the Tucson walk, which will take place on October 19th at Reid Park.
Gather sponsors to support your walk and then gather with those who have suffered a loss, who struggle with suicidal thoughts, or who simply understand the urgency of supporting this important cause.
Registration is free, and participants must register by October 18th at noon. The sooner you register, however, the more time you’ll have to get sponsors.
Consider setting aside a few hours to lend your support to those mourning a loved one or struggling to not give in to the temptation to take their life.
Together, we can make a difference.
· Date: 10/19/19
· Time: Check in – 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies – 10:30 a.m.
· Location: Reid Park, Tucson
For more information call Gina Gillis at 520.329.0099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org