Darkness into Vineyard Light
Suicide prevention and Awareness Walk
September 25, 2021 (Rain Date 9/26)
Bend in the road on State beach,
On Saturday, September 25th 2021 (rain date Sunday September 26th) we will gather together at the Bend in the Road on State Beach, in Edgartown for the 4th annual Darkness into Vineyard Light Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk. The walk will begin before sunrise and continue until after daybreak. This is symbolic of coming out of the darkness of depression and mental illness, into the light of hope and healing.
Suicide rates have dramatically increased nation-wide. The suicide rate on the Cape and Islands is more than twice the state average, and suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth ages 14-25. With this heart-wrenching statistic in mind, this year any funds raised through this event will go directly to Martha’s Vineyard Youth Task Force to fund programs and events for the youth and teens in our community.
$20 Suggested Donation
Online Registration Ends 9/24 @ 7pm
Day of Registration is 5-5:30am on the day of the walk only
If you wish to mail in your registration please use complete this form and mail it to DVL Donations - MV Youth Task Force, PO Box 163, Chilmark, MA 02535 along with the $20 suggested donation
A sponsorship is an excellent way to let our community know about your business and that you support this important cause.
Sponsorship Deadline is 9/6.
If you wish to mail in your sponsorship form and donate via check, please complete this form and mail to DVL Donations - MV Youth Task Force, PO Box 163, Chilmark, MA 02535