Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Team SUHI Lives at 5k Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Join “ Team SUHi Lives” for the annual 5k Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Earn Community Service Hours!
See details below!
My name is Kimberly McGee, and I am a volunteer with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. On Saturday, October 19th, the San Diego Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will host its annual 5k Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Embarcadero Marina Park North (Seaport Village).

We invite your school to join us as we walk to break the stigma, to honor loved ones, and to spread the message that suicide IS preventable. We have mailed you a packet with materials that you can copy, post and distribute to your students, club advisors, and fellow faculty members. We are also willing to host a booth or speaking event to talk to your students and or faculty about what the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention does as an organization.

Everyone is welcome and registration is open now at Participants may register as an individual or you can create a school team! It's completely free! The fundraising opportunity is optional, but very easy! Walkers can fundraise by asking family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to support. You can also host fundraising events at your school. Community service hours will be given to those students who walk and/or volunteer the day of the event.

This is a great way for your school community to get involved with a great organization and make a difference. I've seen firsthand the impact that this event has on the youth here and it's amazing. I hope to see you at the walk.

Please don't hesitate to reply to this email with any questions you may have. You can also contact our Area Director, Jessica van der Stad, at (760) 359-9959 or by email at

Kimberly McGee