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Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk

With the Covid–19 pandemic causing the number of calls to suicide hotlines to soar, a local organization that provides suicide prevention services needs support now more than ever. That's a good reason to lace up your walking shoes and participate in the Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk Sept. 25.

The walk, which raises funds for Gryphon Place, also seeks to raise awareness of suicide prevention and resources in the community.

The 5K walk, which kicks off at 9 a.m., begins and ends at Bronson Park, in downtown Kalamazoo. After the walk there will be crafts for children, food and music.

The cost to participate is $25, or $30 after Sept. 6. Children ages 5 and under can walk for free. To register or for more information, visit