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2018 Editions Editors Notebook September

The Los Angeles Police Protective League will hold a 5K walk on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the L.A. Policy Academy/Elysian Park to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Participation is free, though you need to register, either in advance at Eventbrite.com (enter “Heart of the LAPD Walk”) or beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of the walk. LAPD Chief Moore will speak at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. Food and drink will be available, along with t-shirts for $20, with proceeds going to the LAPD Family Support Group. Booths will be set up with information and resources on suicide prevention. / 1880 Academy Drive

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is planning now for an “Out-of-Darkness” walk in nearby Pasadena on Saturday, Nov. 3. The walk raises awareness and money for research, education and for support services for survivors of suicide loss. Businesses can become walk sponsors starting at $500. Walkers can form teams that fundraise and walk together. Teams that raise $2,000 or more online by Oct. 3 will have their team name added to the 2018 Greater LA Walk t-shirt and the team that fundraises the most online by noon on Nov. 2 will carry the AFSP banner and lead the route. To register to walk, donate to the cause or learn more, visit: afsp.donordrive.com and follow the prompts under ‘AFSP Walks.’ For more info on the Pasadena walk, contact: Donna Stokley, 213.399.4161, donna.afsp@gmail.com, or Kelly Manning, 626.808.5808, kmanning.afsp@gmail.com.

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