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September 27, 2013

Health Beat: Walk to support suicide-prevention foundation

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its first Merrimack Valley Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Check-in time is from 9 to 10 a.m., and the walk is from 11 a.m. to noon at Winnekenni Park, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill.

These three- to five-mile walks are taking place in hundreds of communities across the country this year, with the proceeds going toward research, education, advocacy, suicide prevention initiatives and programs to support those affected by suicide.

To register or for more information, visit www.afsp.org.

Amesbury residents complete Swim for Life

Three Amesbury residents recently completed the 26th annual Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla in Provincetown.

Gene Elizabeth Landis and Bruce and Mark Georgian were among the 394 swimmers and more than 100 kayakers who completed the 1.4-mile course and raised an estimated $200,000 for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Helping Our Women, Outer Cape Health Services, Provincetown Rescue Squad, Lower Cape Ambulance, Soup Kitchen in Provincetown, the Academy at Provincetown School and the Compact Community Fund.

Landis was among the top 10 fundraisers for the seventh year in a row.

Walk to honor ovarian cancer victim

The Jackie Poor Memorial Walk will kick off at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from Michael’s Harborside in Newburyport.

Held by Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness, the walk honors Poor, who was the sister of one of the organizers, and other women struggling with ovarian cancer.

Individuals or teams may participate in the three-mile walk through downtown Newburyport. Registration costs $20 online at www.ovationsforthecure.org or $25 on the day of the event. Participants are encouraged to wear teal, the official color of ovarian cancer awareness.

Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness was founded in 2011 by volunteers who work in partnership with Ovations for the Cure, a Natick nonprofit, and has raised more than $43,000 for ovarian cancer services and research.

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