Annual Suicide Prevention Walk

UGA's Annual Suicide Prevention Walk benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), a nonprofit national organization aimed at preventing and understanding suicide through research, education and advocacy. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college-aged students. Suicide is in the top ten leading causes of death for all age groups, and takes the lives of about 42,773 Americans each year. The purpose of having these walks is to raise money for the amazing work AFSP does (See https://afsp.org/our-work/), and to also raise awareness in our community for suicide prevention. The mental illness stigma in our nation is often baffling, but standing up and being vocal can change that. That is what we hope to do. 

This will be the fourth annual Out of the Darkness Campus walk to be held at the University of Georgia. Over the last four years, the event has raised a total of $16,113.

Saturday, March 23 at 9:00am to 11:00am

Herty Field
Athens, GA 30602

Event Type

Fundraisers, Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Audience

Current Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Community, Prospective Students

Topic

Health & Wellness

Website

https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm...

Cost

Free admission

Event Contact Name

Katelyn Hayes

Event Contact Phone Number

678-577-8737

Event Contact Email

kch66588@uga.edu

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