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Bucks County’s 5th Suicide Prevention/Awareness Walk Set for April 28

March 1, 2019

Contact: Larry R. King, 215-348-6413, lrking@buckscounty.org

Bucks County is once again taking its fight against suicide to the streets on Sunday, April 28, with its fifth suicide prevention and awareness walk in Fairless Hills.

This spring’s #HoldOnYouMatter Walk to Fight Suicide will begin, rain or shine, at 10 a.m. at the campus of Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wistar Road in Fairless Hills. Check-in and registration begins at 9 a.m.  HoldOn01

To register online, go to http://www.lenapevf.org/bcsptf-walk

“I am asking all residents of Bucks County to take a role in the county’s fifth suicide awareness walk because we need to show each other one simple thing: WE ALL MATTER,” said Bucks County Commissioner Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia. “Raising awareness of suicide risk, raising funds toward prevention efforts, and raising support for survivors is an important step we can all take together.”

The event will be the fourth annual walk held in Lower Bucks County, and follows the huge success of the first Upper Bucks walk held in Perkasie November 3, where more than 500 participants showed up. Turnout at the Lower Bucks walks has reached about 600 each year, and another Upper Bucks walk is anticipated this fall. HoldOn04

Together, the two #HoldOnYouMatter walks held in 2018 raised about $65,000 to help develop prevention, intervention and postvention activities to address suicide in Bucks County. About $150,000 has been raised since the event’s inception.

In addition to contributions from individuals, the walks have been supported by roughly 30 organizational sponsors over the past four years.

For more information about the event, or if you’re interested in sponsorship, please contact Dawn Seader at 267-904-7655 or holdonyoumatter@buckscounty.org.

You can also visit the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/768112456900429/

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