THE FFC CENTER SUPPORTS THE OVERNIGHT WALK in Dallas,TX. Come join us support the fight against Suicide and raise awareness about Suicide and Depression on April 25th and 26th, 2015.
In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.3 minutes, claiming more than 39,500 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults, and individuals ages 65 and older account for 16 percent of all suicide deaths. This is a public health issue that does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.
Suicide is a national health problem that takes an enormous toll on family, friends, co-workers, and the entire community. (from AFSP.org)
What is The Overnight Walk in Dallas?
The Overnight is a fundraising walk sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to increase awareness about suicide and depression, provide preventative services, educate, and fund research to lower the suicide rate in America.
When is it?
April 25th & 26th 2015
Where is it?
City Hall Plaza–1500 Marilla St, Dallas, TX 75201
Who can volunteer?
You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. High school students, college students and all adults are welcome to participate. If under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign a Volunteer Waiver on behalf of their child and volunteer with them.
- High school & College students can earn volunteer hours
- Get a cool tshirt
- Earn a Certificate of Participation
- Volunteer for a great cause