Hundreds Gather to Walk for Suicide Prevention

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Hundreds of people headed to Cooper River Park on Sunday, August 6th, to help put an end to the rise in suicide rates. 

The group gathered for an emotional ceremony at the park in Pennsauken before setting off together on a nearly four-mile Out of the Darkness Walk.

The walk raises money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Many of those walking wore the names of loved ones they've lost to suicide on their T-shirts.

This was the 8th year for the walk. 

If you, or anyone you know, is in need of help, contact the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website at

Related: Suicide Prevention (August 2, 2017 opinion column by Bridgeton Mayor Al Kelly) 

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