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Silverthorne hosts annual suicide walk Sept. 11

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosts its second-annual “Out of the Darkness” walk in Silverthorne on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 11 to raise awareness related to suicide and break the stigma associated with mental-health issues. The event also functions as a primary fundraiser for the AFSP’s yearly work.

Registration and check-in start at 11 a.m. at the Outlets at Silverthorne (309 Rainbow Drive) at 11 a.m. and the walk begins at noon with an anticipated completion time of about 2 p.m. Online registration closes at noon on Friday, Sept. 9, and those interested in taking part are urged to sign-up ahead of time at: afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=register.start&eventID=4271.

Thanks to walkers and donors to the AFSP, the nonprofit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate by 20 percent by 2025. Last year with the inaugural event, the AFSP was able to raise about $10,600 and has already totaled $5,325 this year toward a goal of $11,500. Donations from walkers or those who cannot attend are accepted until Dec. 31.

For more information, please contact Debbie Butler (debbie.l.butler@msn.com ; (303) 667-2765) or Meghan Hayes (meghan@stormrestaurants.com ; (970) 453-1023).


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