|Posted on 3/2/2018 7:19:00 AM.|
|(Seguin) -- An ongoing effort to save lives especially those of our area children will again take center stage during this weekend's annual Celebration of Life Rally. The event is hosted each March by Precious Life Services. For years, the non-profit organization which works to support those contemplating suicide or those families who have lost a loved one, has hosted the event in hopes of preventing suicide and bringing awareness to the real struggles found within many. |
Founder of the group Nancy Turner notes a local increase in suicide numbers and says although some moments this weekend will be somber, the overall energy will focus on celebrating the lives that we each live today.
"It's about saving lives if we can and also about educating our public -- through the families, through the schools, through law enforcement. Every year, we come together for testimonies -- people talking about how maybe they lost their child to suicide. We're going to have a lot more now than in the past. We have parents talking about their loss and the signs that they know now that they didn't know then and talk about counseling, therapy, support groups -- If we come together to talk about our problems rather than hiding them and kind of letting them out, then maybe people can know that they can talk about it," said Turner.
The Celebration of Life Rally will include an afternoon of food, entertainment and prizes for local families. The rally will begin at noon Saturday at Faith Community Church located at 920 E. College St. Registration is encouraged at register.preciouslifeservices.org or by calling 830-372-5980.