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FGCU Hosts Campus Walk for Suicide Prevention Awareness

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) will host its third annual "Out of the Darkness Campus Walk" to benefit The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention Saturday, March 18 on the FGCU campus.

"We walk to raise awareness about this important health issue," said Julie Rego, LMHC, Ed.D. "Suicide is the second leading cause of death among U.S. college students. We hope that by walking we can save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide."

Support of this walk will help raise funds for suicide prevention research and educational programs, eliminate the stigma surrounding suicide and its causes, and encourage those who are suffering from mental illness to seek treatment.

Event sponsors needed; please contact for details. Event sponsors for the "Out of the Darkness FGCU Campus Walk" include Coke and Gulfcoast Mental Health Counselors Inc.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. at the FGCU Campus Student Plaza. The opening ceremony will start at noon. Register online at Online registration closes at noon Friday, March 17; however, participants can register in person at the walk.

Walk donations will be accepted until June 30. There are three different registration types: Walker (individual, team or captain); volunteer (to volunteer at the walk); and virtual walker (if unable to attend but still want to donate or spread the word).

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