URI students, staff unite to prevent suicide – Out of the Darkness Walk set for Oct. 29

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WHO: More than 400 members of the URI community, including students, staff and faculty. Students are members of URI101, a class that helps freshmen students adjust to college life and demands.

WHAT: Members of a journalism section of URI101 issued a press release, developed a flier and raised funds to promote the Out of the Darkness Walk, a program to raise awareness of suicide, the second leading cause of death among college students and the 11th among all age groups. All of the URI101 students have played roles in organizing, promoting, and raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk. The event will be held rain or shine.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Registration is at noon.

WHERE: Walk to begin in front of Keaney Gym, continuing through the Kingston Campus. Will be held rain or shine.

FOR COVERAGE ARRANGEMENTS: Contact Dave Lavallee at 401.874.2116 (office) or 401.465.4291 (cell).