About 150 people from all walks of life- Students, Construction Workers, Teachers, Medical Folks, Law Enforcement and more- showed their support and walked together in support of suicide prevention in the 2012 Walk for Life. The walk to the people from the Bethel Regional High School to the Bethel Native Corporation building and back to the High School. The first part of the walk was dedicated to those who have been lost to suicide. The second half of the walk was dedicated to those who survive and those in crisis. After the walk many gathered in the gym to hold up signs with one reason they want to live. The Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) spoke briefly and the crowd heard a poem by Annie Lee.
The photos speak for themselves of the importance this issue to our communities and friends. The message was clear– Your life does matter!
Thank you to everyone who walked and recorded the event today! Video from the event will be posted soon!