Walking ‘Out of the Darkness’
LIHUE — Michelle Kimura of Kauai Coffee said she lost her son two years ago to suicide.
“If I can spare one mother from experiencing that hurt, one soul from taking his or her own life, then all of our efforts are worth it,” Kimura said.
Kimura is spearheading the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention “Out of Darkness” walk set for Saturday at the Kauai Community College starting at 4 p.m.
The walk is free. People are invited to register at OutoftheDarkness.org, or just show up on Saturday.
“Suicide is a leading cause of death,” Kimura said. “But it’s preventable. Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes, and with every one’s support, we can save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.”
Funds raised during the Out of the Darkness walks allow the organization to fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
The Garden Island