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Walk to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention

Posted by wlpo on August 17, 2011

Grieving the death of a family member or a close friend is a tough emotional process.  If they died from suicide you may be left overcoming the hushing stigma that comes with it.

Not everyone thinks it should be that way.  Miller Group Media is sponsoring the “Out of the Darkness Illinois Valley Walk”.  John Spencer Vice President of Operations at La Salle County Broadcasting says the walk is symbolic of coming out of the darkness and being able to speak about it.

You can get involved by forming a team or walking solo Sunday, September 25 at Baker Lake in Peru.  It’s a three mile walk.  Check-in is at noon with the walk following at 1pm.  There’s no minimum fundraising fee or cost to register.  Money raised will support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

You can learn more information here.  Information packets are also available at the La Salle County Broadcasting studios across from Illinois Valley Community College.  Miller Group Media includes AM 1220 WLPO, 99.3 WAJK, 96.5 The Wolf, The Newstribune, Agrinews and Ottawa Delivered.

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