Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk Hits Close To HomeWednesday, September 15, 2010 By Joanie Lyons
Last Saturday, Sept. 11, more than 600 people showed up to support a South Metro District Suicide Prevention walk at Highlands Ranch High School. The walk was to benefit suicide prevention across the nation, not only in Denver Metro areas. The Association of Suicide Prevention said that all money raised from the walk would go to different companies who prevent suicide. Creator of the walk, Sheri Cole was surprised with the whole outcome of the Out Of Darkeness Walk. "I thought maybe a couple of hundred of people would show up and maybe we would raise a few thousand dollars." In the end, more than 52,000 dollars were raised for just the South Metro District Suicide Prevention walk. In past years students from Mountain Vista and Highlands Ranch have taken their lives by comiting suicide. Suicide is the number one death in the country among 15-24 year olds. For more information on Suicide Prevention and Out Of Darkness Walks around the country go to http://www.save.org/ or http://www.outofthedarkness.org/.