Sumter Today: Out of Darkness Walk 2022


The South Carolina chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held its 3rd annual Out of Darkness Walk at Patriot Park last weekend. The Sumter walk is one of several held across the state. At each, supporters and survivors share the way suicide has impacted their lives. Honor beads are worn to signify those stories. White - Loss of a child Red - Loss of a spouse or partner Gold - Loss of a parent Orange - Loss of a sibling Purple - Loss of a relative or friend Silver - Loss of a first responder or military Green - A Personal struggle or attempt Teal - Supporting someone who struggles or has attempted Blue - Supporting suicide prevention Rainbow - Honoring the LGBTQ community

Sumter Today is presented by the University of South Carolina Sumter, Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, and Sumter Tourism.