The Suicide Awareness Survivor Support Missouri-Kansas will hold its 14th annual Remembrance Walk at 9 a.m. Sept. 10; registration begins at 8 a.m., at Loose Park, 51st and Wornall, Kansas City. The walk is to remember those who lost their lives to suicide, homicide, fire, accident, and other traumatic deaths. A dove release will be held around 10 a.m.
The annual Walk is the major part of SASS-MoKan’s fundraising to help with suicide awareness, education, prevention, and survivor support. Funds earned from the walk stay exclusively in the metropolitan Kansas City area. This year’s walk coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, which uses the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, reports that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States for all ages, and the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year old Americans according to current statistics from the CDC. For additional data, visit https://www.save.org/about-suicide/suicide-facts/.
Early registration is $25 and the day of the walk is $30. Register online at www.sass-mokan.com/Sass-walk/.