Out of the Darkness Walk
Date posted: August 28, 2014
SHERIDAN— More than 200 people from throughout Sheridan and Buffalo are expected to participate in the upcoming Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, Sept. 6. The fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and AFSP Wyoming by helping to support local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs to reduce the annual rate of suicide by 20 percent by 2025. The Sheridan County Out of the Darkness Walk is one of more than 360 Out of the Darkness Community Walks being held this fall nationwide. The walks are expected to unite more than 100,000 walkers nationally and raise more than $12 million for suicide prevention efforts. The Sheridan County community walk will begin at Grinnell Plaza from 9-10 a.m. for registration and end at approximately noon. The Sheridan walk will have speaker, Shaun Damico, who will also be performing. There will be art projects including chalk art and memory rocks, a memory board for those who would like to share pictures of their loved ones, breakfast and coffee for volunteers prior to the walk and lunch for participants following the walk. For those interested in participating, or already registered, who may not be able to physically endure the walk route, there will be the opportunity to travel the last leg of the walk back into the square as the group returns. A private tent will also be available for those who feel as though they need mental health assistance and referral information. For more information call Sydney Rowe at 307-620-9995.