About 17,000 people began a 20-mile walk in Chicago Saturday night to raise money for national suicide-prevention programs.
Amid the group is this trio from Rockford. Rebecca Adams is walking for her brother Patrick who took his life last year. Her mother and sister are joining her in the walk up and down lake shore drive. The “Out of the Darkness Overnight” event continue through the night and ends Sunday morning at Soldier Field. Adams says her brother was not only family but her best friend.
The participants are expected to raise about $1 million for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The idea is also to increase awareness about the issue and to get people to talk more openly about suicide prevention.
Another race is being planned. In September an announcement is supposed to be made about a location. For further information log check out www.TheOvernight.org.