Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Out of the Darkness

This past weekend, we were joined by family and friends to walk for a cause. Wrightsville Beach hosted their first "Out of the Darkness" walk in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention http://www.afsp.org/. We were walking to bring awareness, raise money for research and remember those whose lives were ended too early. We feel strongly about this cause and want to encourage people to begin talking about suicide. In 2008, Will's mom took her life. From that day forward, we have vowed as a couple & as a family to help others and find anyway to prevent another suicide.

The weather was perfect & we were astounded by how many people came out. Wilmington, as a community, raised over $42,000 which was incredible! We were thankful to be a part of the first (annual) walk & so appreciative for friends and family that traveled long distances to join us.

My first attempt at a panorama shot on my iphone.. kind of worked? But it shows the crowd! 

Walking for sweet Kim

The whole Cooper crew, including Will's aunt

Love all these men

Blessed to have friends that drive down for the day to walk with us

If you are interested in finding an "Out of the Darkness" walk near you, check out the full listing here:

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