Walks for a Cause: September 2018
September 30, 2018
Awareness walks are a wonderful way to help support great causes. This month we supported two different awareness walks, for two different causes that are close to the hearts of our team; Light the Night and Walk Out of Darkness.
Light the Night is a walk that supports cancer research, patients, survivors and their families. Light the Night walks are planned and executed all throughout the United States by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
“The mission of LLS is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.” - http://www.lightthenight.org/a...
The LLS was created for researching cutting-edge treatments, providing patients access to those treatments and working with state and federal representatives for the betterment of cancer treatments.
On September 27th, a group of Plumbline Employees and family members got together and joined the LLS on the Light the Night walk at Washington Park. It was, like always, an amazingly beautiful event.
Walk Out of Darkness supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Since 1987, AFSP has reached thousands of people who have lost a family member, loved one or friend to suicide, as well as thousands more who are at risk for suicide.
The AFSP’s mission is to “Save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.” -https://afsp.org/about-afsp/
The AFSP focuses on finding better ways to prevent suicide, creating a culture that’s smart about mental health and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
Suicide has become a taboo subject that many people would rather ignore. However, on September 22nd it was incredible seeing how many people came out to support that change.
“This walk means so much to me. I’ve attempted to take my own life before. I never felt as if I had someone to talk to about my depression, I never wanted to bother anyone with what I was dealing with. I know now that there is so much help out there from attending the walk and that I am not alone. Out of the darkness is awesome outlet for your emotions great source for information at the stations set up. I will continue to go each year.” – Christine, employee
These are two causes that deserve as much attention as possible. Plumbline Services is proud to support them.