On the morning of Sunday, October 1st, Jeff Kurkjian hosted the Out of the Darkness Walk in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Greater Philadelphia. Our friend and coworker, Brian McKay, blessed us all with his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.
Out of the Darkness Walk
Every single year, individuals and teams from across the Delaware Valley raise money for this very important cause, to help rid the world of suicide. A task that they are very much set on ending and one that I think we all can get behind. Here’s the mission statement, according to their website.
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter is bringing people together from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. Join our fight to #StopSuicide in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, Delaware county, and beyond.
Here’s a video of the event from last year (2022).
The Weather Was Perfect
We couldn’t have been happier with the weather. In years past, Andie, the staff and volunteers of the AFSP, and the walkers have had to endure quite the weather episodes but this year was very different,
“[Last year] it was sideways raining. It was hitting the ground so hard it was getting up our nose!” said Aimee Prange, President of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Greater Philadelphia
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
This group has been committed for a very long time to helping people out. Andie Summers has spent quite a lot of time volunteering and hosting events for them and I was so happy, with Andie unavailable unfortunately, to step right in.
Even if you couldn’t make the walk, you can actually still donate. They have decided to keep the walk donations open until December 31st of this year. Visit their website for more details. Take some time to learn more!