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15th Annual AFSP Walk
February 5 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Business Leaders John Crossman and Nathan Meeks are major sponsors and calling on friends and colleagues in Central Florida again to help raise funds to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s work to stop suicide.
The AFSP’s Annual Out of the Darkness 5K Suicide Awareness Walk Saturday, Feb. 5 in Baldwin Park is moving closer to its goal of reducing the suicide rate by 20 percent by 2025.
Crossman and Meeks, Both founders and CEOs of Winter Park-based firms, are dedicated to helping AFSP reach that goal and to the the mission of raising awareness to this cause from their own personal losses through suicide.
“Community leaders like Nathan and I are dedicated to bringing as much light as possible to this topic that has always been socially avoided,” Crossman said.
The AFSP’s annual community walks throughout the country raise funds and awareness to support prevention of suicide through early detection, diagnosis and treatment of depression and other mental health conditions. They also support survivors of suicide loss.
Crossman’s organizations Crossman Career Builders (CCB) and Crossmarc Services raised more than $5,000 last year. There’s still time to join them for the upcoming 2022 fundraiser.
The need for financial support and volunteering to raise awareness is crucial to help AFSP reach their goal of saving lives and bringing hope for all affected by suicide, said Meeks, founder of Meeks Capital. “Join us by signing up to walk or run in memory of someone lost.”
The event begins Saturday morning Feb. 5 across from 2420 Lakemont Ave. in Baldwin Park with registration at 7:30 a.m. The walk starts at 9 a.m.