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Third annual Suicide Prevention Walk set for September 24th

The third annual Plainfield Suicide Prevention Walk will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Plainfield High School-Central Campus at 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive.

Participation is free and open to the community.

Attendees will walk the track for an hour in honor or in memory of someone touched by suicide.

The event aims to raise awareness of suicide, honor those who have died by suicide, and show support for those who may be considering suicide and need support.

The walk will feature a speaker from the Elyssa’s Mission organization which administers suicide prevention programs in schools.

Attendees can sign a banner with their reason for walking, buy a bracelet with proceeds benefiting Elyssa’s Mission, or paint a rock with a meaningful word or phrase that holds a powerful impact.

Attendees can keep the rock or donate it to line the flower beds at PHSCC.

2019 PHSCC graduate Kaden Dolbee created the walk in September 2019.

PHSCC seniors Amelia Perona and Brynn Arnott are organizing this year’s event.

Both girls got involved in the event because they have been touched by suicide.

“I want to try to help as many people as I can,” Perona said.

Perona and Arnott will speak at the beginning of the walk.

“I am very passionate about mental health and suicide prevention,” Arnott said. “I knew this event was a great opportunity to use that passion to help others.”

More information is available on Twitter and Instagram at @PfieldSuicPrev

 

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