UCSB Hosts First Annual Out of the Darkness Walk to Raise Money for Suicide Prevention

Out of the Darkness Campus Walks are fundraising events to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. UCSB intends to raise $5,000 to support research, education, advocacy and suicide prevention initiatives as one of over 45 campuses participating this spring.

Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013

Location: Goleta Beach

➢ Media parking available at 5986 Sandspit Road.

➢ 9:45 a.m. – Walker registration begins.

➢ 10:30 a.m. – Suggested media arrival.

➢ 11 a.m. – Walkers begin route around UCSB and back to Goleta Beach.

According to AFSP, approximately 38,000 people die by suicide each year, making it the 2nd leading cause of death in college students and leading cause of injury death in the U.S. overall. With more than 20 million suffering from depression, it’s important that individuals and communities are made aware of the tremendous impact of this preventable problem. The event is designed to bring both attention and financial support to suicide prevention efforts throughout the country.

The Associated Students Office of the External Vice President of Local Affairs (EVPLA) would like to thank Crushcakes & Café, Sam’s To Go and Woodstock’s Pizza for providing free food on the day of the event.

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