MEDFORD, Ore.,--Out of the darkness is an event to draw awareness to suicide and mental illness. It's a walk to show that no one is walking alone. It brings hope to those affected by suicide and mental illness.
Hundreds of people showed up to walk for friends and family members who have taken their own lives and some are bringing along a veteran for the walk. The purple hearts association giving out photos of veterans who have taken their own lives. People are attaching the pictures on their shirts and taking them on the walk. More than 200 were given out today.
Saturday the Commons Park in downtown Medford was a place to remember loved ones and raise awareness. Out of the Darkness walks happen in hundreds of cities across the country. It's a nationwide effort hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.