Suicide Prevention walk planned

The second annual Fairbanks Out of the Darkness Community walk will be held Saturday at 10am at Pioneer Park. 
The walk is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and raises awareness of the disease of depression.
And hopefully prevent the tragedy of suicide.
Unfortunately, Alaska's suicide rate is twice that of the nation's average, and even high in the native community.
For some it is also an opportunity to remember loved ones lost.
Donations are applied toward funding research, education and treatment programs geared toward suicide prevention.

Betty Starr-page a volunteer for the walk says donations are coming along nicely.

"Right now we're showing with on-line donations right now we have 50 some people who have already registered and raised over $10,000 already.
And all of this money goes to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
It researches and develops treatments geared at suicide prevention."

Registration and donations are now being taken on line at
Or you can register in person at the beginning of the walk.