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 2015:
Sun. Sept. 13: Changing Minds Walk at Fairfax Corner. Walk began at 9 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. News4 Northern Virginia Bureau reporter David Culver emceed this walk.
Sun. Sept. 20: Changing Minds Walk at Harris Pavillion, Manassas. Walk begins at 12 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. News4 anchor Pat Lawson Muse will emcee this walk.
Sun. Sept. 20: Changing Minds Walk at Rockville Town Center, 30 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Walk begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. News4 Today anchor Aaron Gilchrist will emcee this walk.
Sat. Oct. 17: Changing Minds Walk at Rosaryville State Park, Prince George’s County. Walk begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 10: Changing Minds Walk at Sylvan Theater at the Washington Monument. Walk begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.
NBC4 is proud to partner with the D.C. area walks as part of our Changing Minds campaign.