Walkers aim to prevent suicide

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Every 13 minutes someone commits suicide in the United States, resulting in more than 39,500 lives lost each year.

In an effort to lower those statics and raise awareness, hundreds of people came out Sunday for the “Out of the Darkness Walk” in Wrightsville Beach.

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According to the event’s website walkers raised more than $23,000 this year.