Ohlone College to Host Suicide Prevention Walk - Article, Office of College Advancement

Saturday, April 20, 2013—Reprinted from Fremont Patch.

Submitted by Ohlone College.

Depression is one of the leading causes of suicide today, and has taken the lives of many.

To raise awareness about depression and suicide prevention Ohlone College, in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will hold the Second Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk at Ohlone College in Fremont.

Participants at the front of 2012 Ohlone College Out of the Darkness Campus Walk.The 2012 Out of the Darkness walk. Credit Ohlone Community College.

Last year, the event was held in memory of Stewart Dawson, a well known and respected Ohlone staff member. More than 150 faculty, staff, students and community members attended the walk and raised $2500, surpassing the initial fundraising goal of $1,000. This year, Stewart Dawson's mother, his sister, and one-year-old nephew will join the walk this year as Team Stewie, and welcome anyone to join their team.

With an overwhelming outcome and support from the community last year, Ohlone College hopes to make this year's event even more successful.

There is no cost to participate in the walk, but the goal is to collectively raise $3,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Each registrant will be provided with their own webpage to help with fundraising efforts and tracking progress.

All are welcome to participate in the walk, volunteer, or donate to the cause through the event website.

This event is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Ohlone College Student Health Center, and the ASOC (Associated Students of Ohlone College).

For more information about registering or donating, please contact Sally Bratton at sbratton@ohlone.edu or visit the event website at www.ohlone.edu/go/campuswalk.

2nd Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

  • Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
  • Time:
    • 11:00am: Check-in
    • 12:00pm: Walk Begins
    • 1:00pm: Closing Ceremony
  • Where: 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539
  • More Info: www.ohlone.edu/go/campuswalk

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