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2nd Annual Out Of The Darkness Community Walk In OC

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - The second annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk was held on September 28th to promote awareness about suicide prevention.

The event is a fundraising and outreach effort to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the leading national nonprofit exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy.  In 2009, the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund was started to honor the Snow Hill High School student who took his own life. Now, the victim's sister says the organization has turned a tragic event into a little bit of happiness. It provides scholarships to students at Snow Hill High School, and it's suicide prevention and awareness program hosted the fundraising walk.

"About a year ago we started our suicide awareness and prevention program, which has just taken off and grown," says Leah Klump, the victim's sister.

The ceremonial walk kicked off at 10:00 AM in Ocean City, and featured memorial activities, local exhibitors and guest speakers. Senator Jim Mathias gave the opening speech for the event.

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