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 Natural Awakenings Lancaster-Berks

Detect Early Signs of Suicide 5K Walk or Run

Aug 27, 2017 06:39PM

Walk for DES, 5K walk or run, will begin at 11 a.m., September 9, at Manheim Township Park, in Neffsville. The name is an acronym that means Detect Early Signs and also honors Desmond Schantzer, who died by suicide in 2011. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Walk for DES provides an opportunity to remember those who have died by suicide, meet others who have lost someone and raise awareness about suicide. 


Every month, four to five people die by suicide in Lancaster County alone. For every suicide, at least six other people––on average––are closely impacted by that death. Many feel very alone. By participating in the walk/run, people can help raise money to fund suicide prevention efforts and to assist families with expenses related to the suicide. 


Monetary donations as well as donations of raffle items available on the day of the walk are also welcome, as are individual and team registrations. 


Cost: $25. Location: 209 Petersburg Rd., Neffsville. Register online at 

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