By Mandy Saffer
Two team members from PCG Digital Marketing, a leading NJ SEO company, participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness walk. Liz Lutz walked in Belmar on September 22 and Darrah Raneri will walk in New Brunswick on September 30. Our team members walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention and honor loved ones they have lost.
It has been researched that a suicide is attempted every minute of every day in the United States and over 36,000 lives are lost each year. The goal of the AFSP is to reduce the loss of lives each year due to suicide.
Liz walked with her parents in honor of her brother, who lost his life in 1995. She walks to raise awareness for this important issue and to provide education and resources to those in need since it is not talked about enough. She is proud to participate in her first Out of the Darkness walk with her family on their team, “Walking for Sean.”
“My team raised more than $1,000 for the organization and I was so proud to be a part of this walk to raise awareness in my community,” explains Liz.
Darrah lost a few close childhood friends to suicide and has seen other friends and family lose loved ones. This is her third year participating in the Out of the Darkness walk and is eager to honor those she has lost once again.
“It is important that everyone, whether victim or family of a victim, is aware of the constant love and support by the people around them,” explains Darrah. “The walk is a great way for everyone to come together to celebrate and remember the lives of those we have lost.
“The tragic impact left on the victim’s loved ones will always be present, but seeing everyone come together for support should be reason enough for those who don’t see a way out to know that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.”
PCG Digital Marketing is proud of our team members who walk for such an important cause. If you would like to donate to the AFSP, click here.