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Out of the Darkness walk exceeds goal by thousands

Out of the Darkness walk exceeds goal by thousands Out of the Darkness walk exceeds goal by thousands

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Hundreds of people took steps on Sunday afternoon to bring an important issue Out of the Darkness.

Crowds gathered at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall for the area's first 'Out of the Darkness' walk. The event works to bring attention to suicide, because it is an issue that is not often talked about. Nicole Ward lost her husband when he killed himself three years ago, she said seeing the large turnout of Sunday was truly amazing.

"I can't even express in words how much it means, it really is overwhelming to have so much amazing support," said Ward. "It's been three years for us and people have come and supported us and it's just been amazing."

Organizers had hoped to raise $25,000, but by Sunday afternoon had already raised more than $40,000.

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