SARATOGA SPRINGS – WHAT: Skidmore College’s Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention raises awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. All forms of mobility are welcome.
WHEN: Sunday, May 1. Day-of registration will open at noon, the opening ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the walk will get underway at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Case Green, Skidmore College
BACKGROUND: The campus walk raises awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. The event also recognizes, honors, and supports members of our community who have been touched by suicide in one way or another, as well as those struggling with depression. U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko is scheduled to deliver remarks during the opening ceremony.
“This event is such an important way for our community to come together, support one another, and recognize the many ways in which mental illness has impacted all our lives,” said Ashley Chandler, staff clinician in Skidmore College’s Counseling Center. “It’s a day for remembrance, as well as a reminder that none of us is alone.”
Additional information and online registration can be accessed on the Skidmore College Out of the Darkness walk webpage.
All visitors to campus are required to be fully vaccinated, including booster, and masks are required if indoors.
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