Tucson Walk to Fight Suicide

Walk Date: 10/14/2017
Walk Location: Reid Park – Tucson, AZ
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/14/2017 at 8:00 am
Program Begins: 9:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 11:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jessica Sottosanti
Contact Phone: 520-236-0865
Contact Email: jmsottosanti@gmail.com

“Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.”

https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4468

Carolyn’s note:  I was on a Suicide Prevention Hotline in Boston as a law school volunteer, and have known many people who have committed suicide, largely due to emotional problems.  Walk to prevent suicides.

2 Responses to Tucson Walk to Fight Suicide

  1. Carolyn Classen

    Message from Jessica Sottosanti:
    “Yes, people can still register online until noon today, which we will accept online donations until then as well. If walkers and volunteers can get $150 or more donated to their online account before noon today, they will receive a walk t-shirt. Walkers and volunteers can also register tomorrow at the walk, and we will accept any cash and check donations (preferably cash) at that time. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be accepting donations thru December 31st.”

  2. Discharging patients early from mental health care facilities without notifying personal physicians or support network during business hours, should not be tolerated. When Pima Sheriffs bring clients in crisis centers with suicide texts and/or with firearms personal physicians and support network, including families should be notified.