Loudoun Community Walk Fights Suicide    

The third annual Loudoun Out of the Darkness Community Walk is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Ida Lee Park.

The walk will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is one of 400 Out of the Darkness Community Walks being held nationwide this year.

“We walk to raise awareness about this important health issue. Suicide touches one in five American families and we hope that by walking we save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide,” stated Ellen Shannon, area director of AFSP’s National Capital Area Chapter.

More than 250 people took part the event last year, raising more than $37,000. This year, the foundation’s goal is to draw 400 walkers and raise $60,000.

For more information, to register for the walk and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, go to afsp.org/loudoun or contact Area Director Ellen Shannon at eshannon@afsp.org.

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