WYOMING NEWS WATCH
WALKING FOR LIFE
Seven teams are now registered to participate in Wyoming’s first-ever Out of the Darkness Walk, slated for Saturday, September 11th at Grinnell Plaza in Sheridan. Wyomingites have plenty of time to sign up as an individual or as part of a team to raise funds for suicide prevention research on a local and national level. The tools available on our fundraising page make it easy. Please join us and/or encourage others to join us in this important effort!
Before- and after-walk activities planned for the day will help foster the hope and the certainty that we can prevent suicide in our communities. The lineup includes guest speaker BJ Ayers of Cheyenne, who founded Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation after she lost two of her three sons to suicide. Also on site will be suicide-prevention-related information booths, which also will provide resources for survivors of suicide loss.
A big thanks goes out to the sponsors we have on board as of this e-mail: Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center, Wyoming Department of Health, Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition and area businesses including Clay Pot Counseling, Sheridan Media, The Sheridan Press, Sheridan Printing, The Office Copy Shop, Warehouse Market/Killy's Deli, Java Moon, Sheridan County YMCA, Sound Connections and Dr. Strahan.
For more information, contact Walk organizer Vanessa Hastings, Suicide Prevention Chairperson for Sheridan County and Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-672-8958.