International Survivor's of Suicide Loss Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day was created in 1999 by the U.S. Senate, and every year thousands of suicide loss survivors around the world participate in Survivor Day events to share their experiences, gain insight, and comfort in the knowledge that they are not alone.

Join the STF of Indiana County on Saturday, November 17, 2018 for this FREE event!

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018
             10AM to 2PM

Where: First Unitarian Univeralist Church of Indiana, PA-285 Two Lick Drive Indiana, PA 15701

Why: To bring survivors of suicide loss together to share their experiences, gain insight, and comfort in the knowledge that they are not alone!

Contact: Karla Shaffer
email: kshaffer@indianarmc.org
Wireless: 724-762-9218
Unit Phone: 724-357-7404
Unit Fax: 724-357-7471

Event Info:

November 19,  2016

The Crane Story:

Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who was 24 months old when shew as exposed to radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in WWII popularized the story of the 1,000 Cranes.  She developed Lukemia at the age of 12 and spent much time in the hospital where she began folding oragami cranes with the goal of making 1,000.  It is said that anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish by the Gods, sadly Sadako died before folding a thousand, but the tradition still lives on.  Hopeful Hearts in Indiana County folded Cranes for our Event and each family member wrote a message and the name of their lost loved one.  The Crane Symbol stands for Loyalty, Nobility, and Beauty.

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