'Out of the Darkness' Suicide Prevention Walk

September 17, 2011 6:55:07 AM PDT
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the U.S., and it is estimated that an attempt is made every minute.

On Saturday, September 24, the AFSP is organizing the "Out of the Darkness Community Walk" to raise money for research and education programs.

Steve Moore, whose 19-year-old son Paul Shuman-Moore committed suicide in 2006, joined us in our ABC7 studio to talk about the importance of the walk. Moore work with AFSP includes being co-chair of the Illinois Chapter's Legislative Committee and working with AFSP's SPAN/USA on national legislative matters. Steve is a partner in the law firm of Rowland and Moore LLP, which represents companies providing telecommunications, natural gas and electric service before state and federal regulatory commissions and courts.

Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Community Walk
Saturday, September 24
Start: 9 a.m.
End: 11 a.m.

Busse Woods Forest Preserve, Area 4
Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Registration Cutoff:
Friday, September 23, 12 p.m.

Donation Cutoff:
December 31, 12 a.m.

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