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2016 Out of the Darkness Walks Raise Money, Awareness for Suicide Prevention

Join hundreds of people who are committed to preventing suicide -- and to funding research and support for those at risk and their loved ones -- at an upcoming "Out of the Darkness" walk.

Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, these walks help fund research into genetic, biological and behavioral factors that could lead to suicide. They also fund a landmark study that the AFSP has launched into how best to help survivors of suicide loss through their grief - and the volunteer efforts of AFSP chapters.

Walks are being held throughout the metro area in fall 2016:

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Sat. Sept. 10: Changing Minds Walk at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Bladensburg. Walk begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. 

Sun. Sept. 18: Changing Minds Walk at Rockville Town Center. Walk begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m.  

Sat. Sept. 24: Changing Minds Walk at Fairfax Govt. Center. Walk begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. 

Sat. Oct. 1: Changing Minds Walk at Ida Lee Park, Leesburg - Walk begins at 2:45 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.

Sat. Oct. 22: Changing Minds Walk at Sylvan Theater at the Washington Monument. Walk begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7:15 p.m.

For more information and to register, click here. 

NBC4 is proud to partner with the D.C. area walks as part of our Changing Minds campaign.

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