Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk
June 14, 2014 – 10 a.m. START
Monroe-Woodbury High School Track
Registration on Day of Event is from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Teenage suicide has impacted our community. On June 14, 2014, we will hold our Third Annual WALK in Memory of Justin Dimino – who was just 16 yrs old when he died in January, 2011, by suicide. Justin was a loving and spirited son and brother, a member of the Varsity Football Team, had many friends at MWHS and a valued member of the community. The WALK in his Memory is to create awareness and prevention of suicide.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports from National Center for Health Statistics for 2010:
- An average of one person dies by suicide every 14 minutes
- Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-old Americans
- Suicide takes the lives of over 38,000 Americans every year