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Published September 18, 2011, 10:01 PM

Suicide walk held in Grand Forks

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Brenda Brummond helped organize this suicide prevention walk in Grand Forks. It became her cause after her 18-year old son committed suicide nearly three years ago.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Brenda Brummond helped organize this suicide prevention walk in Grand Forks. It became her cause after her 18-year old son committed suicide nearly three years ago.

Brenda Brummond / Suicide Walk Organizer : "Getting a job, losing a girl friend, fighting with people. Some can't take that pressure. "

Sheriff Bob Rost / GF County Sheriff : What causes people to do things like this why does this happen.

The 3 mile walk brought more than 100 people together who want continued community focus on such tragedies. It's a chance for families and friends to remember those who took their own life.

Katie Lund /Father Committed Suicide : "People heal when they share their stories and talk about their loved ones."

Mike Brown / GF Mayor: "My father committed suicide when I was 26. And there is tremendous guilt and lose. And they are things that can be prevented and I think that is why it's important that we have this dialog so people are aware that it is real."

Brenda Brummond: “If we could help on person to go through what we went through. The pain the hurt the guilt. Then our mission is working."

Brummond is pleased with turnout and hopes even more people return for the 2nd annual suicide prevention walk. Proceeds will fund local suicide prevention programs.

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