MADISON (WKOW) -- Sunday was an emotional day for many Madison community members.
The "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk for suicide prevention took place in Vilas Park. The walk was 3-5 miles long and included about 300 people. Organizers say attendance was significantly higher than last year's walk.
Amanda Hessling, co-chair of the event, says the event is more than just a way to raise money.
"A lot of people that are here are because they've lost someone to suicide and they support the cause for suicide prevention. It's near and dear to their hearts," said Hessling.
All proceeds from the walk benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to assist in research and education.
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