The Tuscarawas/Carroll Co. Survivor of Suicide Support Group/Wing Walkers plus family and friends walked in North Canton’s First Out of Darkness Walk on October 5th. Out of Darkness Walks are held nationwide, and raise money for vital research and educational programs to prevent suicide and save lives. Through these walks, awareness is raised about depression and suicide, and they also provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide. North Canton’s goal for their first year was to have 100 walkers and raise $10,000.00. 400 walkers attended, and over $27,000.00 was raised for suicide prevention, so their expectations were exceeded substantially. The Tuscarawas/Carroll Co. group is planning their own walk in Tuscarawas County for 2015. The latest statistics are: 113 people die each day due to suicide in the U.S.
Front Row: Courtney Wallick, Karen Wallick, Melissa Betts, Kristie Wilkin – Co-Facilitator, Lindsey Bryan, Jayde Bricker, Vickie Bricker
Back Row: Cindy Laizure, Beshell Laizure, David Keener, Tom Studer, and Todd Little – Co-facilitator