The Overnight Walk to Fight Suicide in San Diego – Press Registration Opens

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SAN DIEGO, CA (MAY 8, 2017) – The Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk is the largest annual fundraising event held by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Participants from across the country will walk more than 16 miles from sunset until sunrise to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention in San Diego. Money raised from this event supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention which funds research, offers education programs, advocates for public policy, and supports those affected by suicide. Watch a three minute video about the event: http://bit.ly/2odUWMf.

DATE
May 20-21, 2017

TIME
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Opening ceremony begins (Saturday)
8:01 p.m. – 16 mile walk begins (Saturday)
5:15 a.m. – Closing ceremony begins (Sunday)

WHERE
Ruocco Park
585 Harbor Lane
San Diego, CA 92101

WALK ROUTE
Highlights include:  Petco Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Balboa Park, Hillcrest, Star of India, USS Midway, and the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

ATTENDEES
People who have lost someone to suicide, who have attempted suicide, and those who want to prevent suicide.

RSVP
Please email [email protected] if you would like to register to attend this event. Requests for media accreditation will be denied if applicants cannot establish they are professional journalists. AFSP will not be responsible for journalists’ travel costs and/or other expenses.

AUDIO/VISUAL
A mult box will be available on site for journalists upon request.

 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. AFSP celebrates 30 years of service to the suicide prevention movement. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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