Last month I participated in my third walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. My past two walks were in NYC. The first year we walked along the Hudson River, it was raining, sleeting and absolutely freezing but that stopped no one. Last year was it was a beautiful day, the walk went across the Brooklyn Bridge, and honestly, who could ask for a better or more inspirational view. That walk was even more special, as NPR was there covering the event and I was interviewed. To be able to speak about my brother, to be able to speak about my thoughts on loss, understanding and hope was something that helped me feel even more of a part of the event and Foundation, and very healing.
This year's even was held in Busse Woods, IL. Again, the Foundation found another great place to hold this event. Walking through these gorgeous woods, rustling trees, and seeing so many people, hearing so many voices was sad yet so hopeful. I am so proud to always be a part of the wonderful foundation and the work they do.