The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is holding its fifth annual fundraising walk in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania on Sunday, October 10th at the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown. KidsPeace Senior Psychologist Peter Langman, PhD, is the president of the Lehigh Valley Chapter and is very active in raising awareness of suicide through this event. "Someone dies from suicide every 16 minutes in the US," according to Langman, "and suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15 - 24 year old in this country."
The walk is held every year to increase awareness of suicide, raise funds for suicide prevention and support those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Hundreds of adults and children walk in honor of friends and family members who have been lost to suicide and receive donations from supporters who sponsor their walk.
KidsPeace has a growing team of associates, their family members and youth in residential programs who walk to keep awareness of suicide high. At the end of the walk, there will be music and a chance to mingle and offer support to each other. Walkers are urged to bring a picnic lunch and blanket. Light refreshments will be served.
If you would like to join the KidsPeace team or form a team of you own for this inspiring event, visit www.outofthedarkness.org to register or to make a donation through a registered team. Search for team names by clicking on the Participant/Team Search link. All donations and walkers will make a difference and help AFSP reach out to and educate our neighbors and community members.