Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 8:00am

WALK TO SAVE LIVES...

In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 16 minutes, claiming more than 33,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute; with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. With your participation, you will not just be walking, and your donors will not just be writing a check - you will be helping to save lives.

By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), you will be walking with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, advocate for mental health issues, and assist survivors of suicide loss.

WALK TO HONOR A LOVED ONE...Many of our participants walk in memory of a loved one lost to suicide. AFSP provides opportunities for survivors of suicide loss to connect with each other and get involved through a wide variety of educational, outreach, awareness, advocacy and fundraising programs. Each walk site has its own unique remembrance activity in which you can participate to honor a loved one.

WALK TO RAISE AWARENESS... AFSP funds research aimed at improving our understanding of suicide and ways to prevent it as well as educational activities to increase awareness about prevention, warning signs and the psychiatric illnesses that can lead to suicide.

By deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.

Thank you for your support!

Contact Information: 

Please Register or Donate online Today at
http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/chicago

 
A Flier for the Chicago Community Walk is at
http://www.afsp.org/files/Field_Staff/Chicago_Walk_Flier.pdf
 
Program for the Chicago Community Walk is at
http://www.afsp.org/files/Field_Staff/Chicago_Community Walk_2010_Program.pdf