Suicide prevention walks slated for Sept. 12, Oct. 4 - Catholic Courier

Suicide prevention walks slated for Sept. 12, Oct. 4

Two "Out of the Darkness" community walks, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, have been scheduled in the Rochester Diocese.


The first walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 12, at Craig Park in Painted Post beginning at 10:30 a.m. Another walk is set for Genesee Valley Park in Rochester on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m.

These walks are held annually in more than 200 communities across the United States. Proceeds go toward research and education, both to prevent suicide and assist those affected by suicide.

To register, donate or learn more, visit or contact Renae Carapella at 585-202-2783 or

Carapella serves as western New York coordinator of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She was featured in a July 2008 Catholic Courier story, sharing her reflections about the suicide of her younger brother, Raymond, in Steuben County in 2005.


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