~ Press release provided by Page County Ruritans
Now more than ever, mental health issues, including those that lead to suicide, need to be addressed.
While this problem is not new, there are community resources available. However, sadly, over the last couple of years, our community has seen the effects of mental illness and suicide close to home, especially for our youth.
Three Page County Ruritan clubs — in Rileyville, Luray and Newport-Grove Hill — are planning to raise funds to help tackle this issue and raise awareness.
Page County Ruritans announce a “Walk for Mental Health” to be held on the Luray-Hawksbill Greenway on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. at the Park and Ride. Participants may walk the entire greenway, or whatever portion they desire. A short presentation will be given.
How can I help?
Our local Ruritans are hoping local businesses, churches and organizations will lead the way by sponsoring $100 or more, which will place the name of the organization on a “Walk for Mental Health” T-shirt.
While all donations are accepted, checks must be received by Wednesday, Aug. 31 in order to have shirts made and picked up by the day of the event.
- WHO: Sponsored by Page County Ruritans
- WHAT: “Walk for Mental Health”
- WHEN: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022
- WHERE: Luray Park and Ride along the Hawksbill Greenway
- WHY: To increase awareness about youth mental health and suicide
- HOW: Donations may be sent to — Zone 5 Ruritans, c/o David Naser, Treasurer, 1029 Harper Valley Rd. Luray, VA 22835. Include — Name of organization, donation amount, and shirt size.
Ruritan is a community service organization that has operated in our local communities for almost 100 years, dedicated to the goals of fellowship, goodwill, and community service.
For more information about the event, or becoming a Page County Ruritan, contact one of the following members — Dennis Donak (540-244-9617), Dave Naser (540-742-0199), Matt Hammer (540-244-7097), Jacob Baugher (540-742-9308), Tim Rocke (540-244-6606), and Dan Mowery (703-945-8195).
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