Suicide Prevention Walk

Hundreds of people came together to raise awareness about suicide in downtown Chico.

Posted: Oct 19, 2019 7:37 PM

CHICO, Calif.- The 10th annual Out of the Darkness walk took place in downtown Chico on Saturday. More than 300 people came out to raise awareness and support those who have been impacted by suicide. 

Dawn Bray lost her nephew and sister to suicide and says she has been coming to this event for the last few years to show her support and to let people know that they are not alone. She says, "People aren't aware of what goes on with suicide they don't understand the signs, they don't understand what can happen in the mind of someone who might even be thinking about it. I came out to show people that it can happen to anybody and there's people out there that can help and be supportive."

Claire Rankin, one of the event's organizers says,"It's about being with each other, seeing how many people are affected by this cause, and most importantly enacting hope, that's what we want people to leave here with, a sense of hope for the future." 

So far, the event has helped raise more than $15,000, which is a new record for Chico. 

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