PROVO — In recognition of the devastating impact suicide has on individuals and families, the 4th annual Suicide Prevention Walk will take place Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Clark Auditorium in the northwest plaza at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

A Utah County task force called HOPE (Hold On, Persuade and Empower) was created in 2002 to address the issue of suicide.

Registration for the walk begins at 8 a.m. A short program will kick off the event and then participants will begin the two-mile walk. This walk is being held during the National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7-13.

Participants are invited to make posters, T-shirts, etc., to carry or wear throughout the walk. Posters and other items must be in good taste and educate others about suicide prevention. A The picture of a loved one that suicide has affected may be displayed on the poster as well.

For more information, please contact Lisa Bullock at 357-7612 or lisa.bullock@imail.org