‘Hope in Motion’ fundraiser brings suicide prevention awareness to Lynchburg

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Folks in Lynchburg were seen biking, walking, and running for a good cause Sunday afternoon as the Suicide Prevention Awareness Coalition hosted its first ‘Hope in Motion’ fundraiser at Percival’s Island.

Dozens of people showed up between 3 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 18 for activities, speeches, and a stroll on the trails during the fundraiser.

The event’s coordinator, Brittany Holts-Higgins says the money they raised will go towards creating resources, training, and support groups to help people struggling with suicidal thoughts, survivors of suicide attempts, and families who’ve lost someone to it.

“The more people that are here shows us how many people are getting behind what we’re all about and how many people really see that it is an issue not only nationally but in our community and just spreading that message of hope,” Holts-Higgins said.

The organization was founded in 2018 and is hoping to have even more events throughout the year.

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