Wow! What an emotional and truly inspirational this past weekend has been! Over the weekend, my sister, my good friend and I, along with about two thousand other walkers participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention‘s Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk to help prevent suicide.
Speakers at the opening ceremony shared their personal experience and losses with the participants. I can’t even begin to imagine the strength and courage it took for the speakers to get up there and share their experiences so that we can help take steps to prevent tragedies and unnecessary losses.
Starting around 8 pm, 6 hours and 50,000 steps later, we finished walking the 18 miles through San Francisco at 3 am. By the time we came up on the last 5 miles, we were all pretty delirious. At that point, it felt like our toes were about to fall off one by one, and our leg muscles were all tightened up back at the 10th mile. All we could think about was just putting one foot before the other and just keep walking.
Still, what an incredible journey this was! I’m so honored and proud to be able to finish the 18-mile walk with my team members. Thank you team! We did it!!
Here are some photos from the event captured using both a film camera and my iPhone 4.
I can’t thank my supporters enough. This Walk would not have been possible without your generous support and donations. Thank you, for your contribution to suicide prevention.