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University of Akron veterans participating in suicide awareness walk

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Members of American Legion University of Akron Post 808 in Ohio and others will participate in a suicide awareness walk on April 28 at the university.

The April 28 event is one of more than 150 Out of the Darkness suicide awareness campus walks taking place this spring across the country. The walks, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, are aimed at raising funds and awareness alike.

Post 808 Commander Daryll Mauder said they’re hoping “for the biggest turnout yet” for the walk, which will take place at 1 p.m. April 28 at Stile Field House on the University of Akron campus. Those seeking to join the UA Veterans team or to donate can do so by clicking here.

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

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