Johns Hopkins to host campus walk for suicide prevention

3.6-mile walk begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program has helped organize an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) "Out of the Darkness" campus walk to raise awareness and money for suicide prevention.

The event will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the School of Nursing in East Baltimore. Participants will walk from the school to Patterson Park and back, covering a distance of approximately 3.6 miles.

Faculty, staff, students, families, and friends are invited to participate by walking and/or donating.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness and visibility while also targeting prevention," said Dawn Shafer, JHSAP program manager.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students, and the third-leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 15 and 24, according to the AFSP.

To register for the Johns Hopkins campus walk, visit For more information, contact Dawn Shafer at or 443-287-7000.

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