It’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week! Register for an Out of the Darkness Community Walk near you www.outofthedarkness.org On June 4th-5th I had the amazing experience of walking 18 miles through New York City to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention,a cause very close to my heart. I was touched and inspired by all the lives and stories I encountered along the route and even before the event. I wanted to do something more than just be involved once a year, and I also wanted my family and friends who supported me in my fundraising to experience what i had experienced. I decided to sign up and walk again in October for the Out of the Darkness Community Walks for the NYC Chapter of AFSP. My personal goal for this walk is $500.
I believe support is essential, not only for those who are going through a suicide crisis, but also for the families who have lost someone to suicide. I have seen how encouraging and important these groups can be in the lives of someone who is grieving a loss. Sometimes all we need to hear is that we are not alone, and there are others who have walked where we are walking and who have made it to the other side. We just need to know that we others by our side however long it takes us to reach our destinations. I want to be a part of something that offers hope to hurting, both before and after a suicide. No one should have their journey alone. So please help me in raising funds to provide support groups to families who are hurting. Help me to bring that source of hope and love to them through the arms of others as they walk through their hard times. As we help to them to heal we have more people who understand the pain who are devoted to the cause of suicide prevention. And my prayer is that one day, no other family will have to face the pain of losing a loved one to suicide. Please support my fundraising efforts here: Jacqueline Hernandez Fundraising Page If you are in the NYC area and looking to sign up for this event: New York City Walk October 23rd And if you are interested in Joining our Team: Team TWLOHA