Solano schools plan ‘out of darkness’ walk

By From page A3 | January 24, 2013

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Office of Education and Solano Community College will co-host the inaugural Out-of-the-Darkness Campus Walk in March at the Fairfield college campus.

The 5K walk will raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s research and education programs aimed to prevent suicide, increase awareness about depression and suicide, advocate for mental health issues and assist survivors of suicide loss.

The Office of Education’s objective is to reduce the stigma of mental illness in Solano schools and communities through its Transition Age Youth Program. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will donate 50 percent of walk proceeds to local programs.

Check-in time for the walk is at 9 a.m. March 9 at 4000 Suisun Valley Road. The walk and a program are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Refreshments, music and activities will be provided.

To register online, visit www.afsp.donordrive.com/event/scc. Teams with 10 or more members that register by Feb. 1 can have their team name printed on the event T-shirts. Online registration ends at 3 p.m. March 8. Participants can also register at the event.

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.

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