The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention holds their Acadiana "Out of the Darkness" Walk this Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Girard Park.

Representing Iberia, Lafayette, Sts. Landry, Martin and Mary, Vermilion, Acadia and Evangeline Parishes, the walk raises funds for research, creating educational programs, advocating for public policy, and supporting survivors of suicide loss.

The walk is 2 laps around the walking/jogging trail at Girard Park, and also features a silent auction, raffles and a remembrance ceremony after the walk.  Also featured is a memory board, where participants are invited to post pictures, letters and keepsakes of loved ones lost to suicide.

Registration is open online, and will also be available at the event.  Check-in is at 8am, the walk begins at 9.  Beverages will be available, and jambalaya will be available for a $5 donation.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention leads the fight against suicide.  AFSP has pledged to provide education and prevention as the key to reducing the suicide rate 20% by 2025.

For more information, email Lisa Duhon at, or call her at 337 380 5400; or Liz Broussard: or 337 380 8113.