Suicide Awareness Walk Tops Goals


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Last Sunday, October 14, a fundraising walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) drew more than 1,100 people to Verona Park. The walk, which had a goal of $110,000, has raised more than $129,000 as of now.

Rosemary Citrano Gabbe, the walk’s chairperson, thanked all of the participants at the walk, but has a new request of people in our area. “You can help us spend the money we raised by connecting us to your schools, work and community so AFSP can offer educational programs to bring awareness of the importance of mental health and preventing suicide,” she said, “and by getting involved and volunteering with the New Jersey chapter.”

AFSP funds scientific research into suicide, offers educational programs for professionals and the general public, works on legislation for suicide prevention, and supports survivors of suicide loss and people at risk. The 2017 Verona Park walk supported both community awareness programs in Verona and a special assembly on suicide prevention at Verona High School.

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AFSP has chapters in all 50 states, and you can get information from the New Jersey chapter here. The 2018 Verona Park walk will continue to accept donations until December 31.

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