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300 Walk To Emphasize Awareness And Prevention Of Suicide

300 Walk To Emphasize Awareness And Prevention Of Suicide
RSM Team / 16 Sep 2017 / 3 Comments » Comments

A new Lake Havasu city mental health and suicide prevention organization, #YOUmatter partnering with the Havasu Community Health Foundation sponsored the first Suicide Awareness and Prevention walk in Rotary Park Saturday morning.  Over 100 volunteers worked to organize the walk.

There were 300 walkers who made their way from Rotary Park to the London Bridge to bring awareness of suicide and its impact on the community and people in all walks of life. Thunderbolt Middle School Interact Club was on hand to give out water to walkers along the way.

Andy Chaet speaks at the Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk Saturday morning. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Participants in the Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk listen to a musician Saturday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Participants gather at Rotary Park for the Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Shellie Clark, counselor at Thunderbolt Middle School, reads a letter about Suicide Prevention. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

The Interact Club sells bracelets Saturday morning during the Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Participants walk under the London Bridge in the Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Participants walk in the Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk Saturday morning. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Participants in the Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk prepare for the walk to start Saturday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Participants in the Suicide Prevention Awareness walk place their hands on their hearts during the National Anthem. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Participants in the Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk pose for a photo Saturday. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Walk participants pose for a photo in front of the London Bridge. Rick Powell/Riverscene

Participants walk along the Bridge Water Channel Saturday morning for the Suicide Prevention Awareness walk. Rick Powell/Riverscene

The Thunderbolt Interact Club poses for a photo Saturday during the Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

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3 Responses to “300 Walk To Emphasize Awareness And Prevention Of Suicide”

  1. Victoria R Contreras says:

    It was so exciting so many people came out for this very important walk. ♡ My children and I lost our husband/dad 7n 1995 and although its been 22 yrs we still hurt but not angry anymore.

  2. Melanie Housty says:

    Thank you to the young people of Havasu for passing out water, directing the walkers on which way to go, and for all their clever sayings they wrote on the walkways along the way. You’re a great bunch!!

  3. You guys did a great job taking photos and reporting our event thanks to all. Great day Roy our community getting out the message; #YOUmatter; and what we can do as a community to help folks with suicidation taughts. Thanks again Bob Feliciano

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