Over 400 participate in our ‘A Day in My Shoes Suicide Awareness Walk’.

Photo by: David W. Oliveira, Standard-Times
Photo by: David W. Oliveira, Standard-Times

“Going the Distance”

Over 400 friends, family, and supporters gathered on a damp October morning in New Bedford to participate in our  ‘A Day in My Shoes Suicide Awareness Walk’.

Our mission is to build a network that helps save lives. The walk will raise awareness about suicides in our community, particularly with youth suicides. We also want to have an impact with the number of increasing suicides through gateway trainings and intense clinical trainings.

Rev. David Lima, a chief organizer said that “It was a tremendous turnout for their first-ever walk and they are extremely gratified for how many people came out to show their support. Considering the great turnout, they plan to make this an annual event.”

The walk kicked off at 9:00 am at the Child and Family Services building on Acushnet Avenue, and ended at Fort Taber with music, great food, and informational tables.