The University of New Mexico's Department of Human Resources is encouraging the campus community to walk for a bigger cause at Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The walk is being held in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The funds raised through the Out of the Darkness Walk will be invested in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss.
Organizations across UNM’s campus are getting involved, as well, including AGORA, American Indian Student Services, CARS, Dean of Students, El Centro de la Raza, Greek Life, HSC Wellness, LGBTQ Resource Center, LoboRESPECT, Resident Life and Student Housing, SHAC, Student Activities, UNM Employee Wellness, UNM-H Wellness, UNM Police Department, Veterans Resource Center and the Women’s Resource Center.
Check-in starts at 8 a.m. Opening Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. with the walk itself beginning at 10 a.m.
The event will take place at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial located at 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE.