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Virginia Wesleyan students walked in an effort to save lives and increase national awareness about depression and suicide Sept. 7 at the Eighth Annual American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Community Walk, sponsored by the Hampton Roads Survivors of Suicide Support Group. The VWC Women’s Lacrosse Team and the Office of Community Service joined forces for the event, held at Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach. “It was touching to meet and listen to different individuals who have also been affected by suicide,” said Kelly Jacobson ’15, a member of the VWC Women’s Lacrosse Team. “The power of the community joining together was inspirational.” Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America, the third leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds. Out of the Darkness Community Walks are three to five mile walks that take place in hundreds of communities across the country each year. Proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. More