*Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk! Please know that walk donations are accepted until June 30th, 2013.
In the United States, a person dies by suicide nearly every 14 minutes, claiming more than 38,000 lives each year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students, and the third for youth ages 15-24, with adolescent depression -undiagnosed, untreated or both- as the number one cause.
The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) and Solano Community College (SCC) will host the Inaugural Out-of-the-Darkness Campus Walk at Solano Community College in Fairfield, CA, on Saturday, March 9. The 5K walk will raise money for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) 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. One of the goals of the Solano County Office of Education is to reduce the stigma of mental illness in Solano schools and communities through SCOE’s Transition Age Youth Program.
*****Register a Team of 10 or more by February 5th and your team name will be printed on the official Campus Walk T-Shirt. (individual fundraising goals of $100 per person still apply to receive a shirt)*****
The top fundraising team will carry the Campus Walk banner and lead the walk. The team will be notified 2 days before the walk.
To register for this event click the Register Now! button to get started. Once you have registered you will have your own personal fundraising page to help you with your fundraising efforts as well as watch your progress!
Thank you for your participation and support!
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