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More than $12K raised for suicide prevention during virtual 'walk' fundraiser

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 13:12:37-05

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Louisiana chapter held their annual Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention. This year, though, the walk turned into a 'walk experience' and was held a bit differently.

Those interested were able to choose their own course, start time, team, etc. for the walk. Organizers said, "The walking is real - it's the community that's virtual this year."

Participants were able to stop by a location in Youngsville, where volunteers were on hand to distribute colored beads, each color representing a different connection to the cause. For example, white represents the loss of a child, while yellow represents the loss of a spouse.

Even amid the changes, the organization said their mission to save lives and bring hope has not changed.

So far, the AFSP's Acadiana Experience has raised more than $12,000 of their $60,000 goal.

If you missed the walk, you can still donate to AFSP. Click here for more information.

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