Suicide Prevention and Awareness Event to be held in the area on September 16th.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. To bring attention to this topic, Northwestern Community Services Board and local partner organizations will have their 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Motorcycle Ride and Awareness Event on Saturday, September 16, 2023. The purpose of this event is to come together as a community to show support for those who have lost loved ones to suicide and to let individuals know that there are resources with whom to reach out and connect when in need.
“We know that many people in our area have been impacted by suicide,” said Corialise Pence, Communications Specialist for Northwestern Community Services Board. “We hope, through this event, that individuals will know they have the support of the community, and that those who are currently struggling will recognize that there are resources available and organizations that can help.”
Page Alliance for Community Action in collaboration with Luray Ruritan Club will be hosting our starting point for this year's Suicide Prevention Motorcycle Ride and Awareness Event. There will be a Resource fair at Bulldog Stadium Luray, 740 US-340 where Ladies of the Luray Moose is hosting a light Benefit Breakfast. The Walk and Ride will start at 10:00 am with a short program to start the duel events at 9:30 am. Ride registration will start at 8:00 am and Walk Registration begins at 8:30 am.
Northwestern Community Services and Family Youth Initiative will be hosting a table at the Edinburg Ole Time Festival, where there will be suicide prevention resources and information as well as flags to pass out in support of the riders as they drive through prior to the Edinburg Parade. This year's ride will end in Front Royal at the Front Royal Moose Lodge, 1340 John Marshall Hwy, Front Royal, VA 22630 where the Ladies of the Moose are hosting a Benefit Lunch for Concern Hotline.
In all 3 locations, community members are encouraged to come out and help complete this year’s community art project. Local Artist, Carrie Ross, has volunteered her time create the concept of this year’s canvas, but community members are needed to help make it a reality.
Follow Prevention and Wellness, Family Youth Initiative, and Page Alliance for Community Action Facebook pages to stay up to date on all the activities happening in each location. You can find all up-to-date information on www.nwcsbwellness.com On Facebook, you can access PACA at @PageAllianceforCommunityAction; FYI at @ShenCoFYI, Northwestern Community Services Board at @NWCSBCares and NWCSB Prevention and Wellness Services at @NWCSBWellness.