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Team Eric Joins ‘Out of the Darkness Walk’

Team Eric once again joined the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for its annual Out of the Darkness Walk, held on Sunday, September 17.

Over 90 people on Team Eric joined with other teams to walk to fight and prevent suicide, and to eradicate the stigma of mental illness.

Team Eric walked in memory of Eric Levenson, z”l, who took his own life at the age of 28, on February 4, 2016, after a 14-year battle with mental illness.

The Levenson family has created the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope, and has, thus far, endowed a treatment room at the Jewish Family Service of MetroWest as well as matched a Jewish Funders Network Breaking Barriers Grant, aimed at the inclusion of people with mental health challenges in the MetroWest Jewish community. Additionally, the family has funded the creation of the Eric Eliezer Levenson Center for Hope, a program for “emerging adults” at the Jewish Family Service of Clifton-Passaic, as well as endowed a scholarship at Muhlenberg College for students with learning challenges.

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