Families Walk for Suicide Awareness

By: David Coy Email
By: David Coy Email

HARRISONBURG -- People from the Valley were welcomed to join thousands of people across the United States to walk for suicide awareness and prevention.

James Madison University hosted its third annual walk. Families walked and shared experiences of losing a loved one. Those who walked were given a ribbon those who have either passed away or showing support.

JMU Graduate Student Afton Cappello said hearing some of the stories changed her life.

"A really deep and heavy sadness to be able to talk. Share what's going on. And to have someone say yeah I am hear for you, I'm here to listen, that's a really powerful thing," said Cappello.

The walk went all around JMU's campus. More than 300 people came to show support. All money raised during the walk will go toward the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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