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Lighting Up the Darkness Event Set for Saturday, June 4

A special suicide awareness program will be held in Fairbury on Saturday, June 4. Lighting Up the Darkness will feature a presentation by Julie (Grammer) Siefers PA-C, “From Hell to Heaven: Derek’s Story of Addiction and Suicide through the Eyes of Mom.” The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson Community Health Center Conference Room. It is free and open to the public.

Siefers’ life was touched personally by addiction and suicide when her son, Derek Zabokrtsky, an addict, died by suicide. Derek’s story will provide insight into the ways our community can work to raise awareness, help prevent suicide, and provide hope and healing for those whose lives have been touched by addiction and suicide.

The event will include a silent auction, with many handcrafted items. The proceeds of the silent auction will benefit Out of the Darkness and Norton Valley Hope Treatment Center.

Sponsorship for this event is provided by Lance Bonar Memorial Fund, Jefferson Community Health Center, and Silent Auction donors.

For more information, please contact Lana Grammer at (402) 587-9396.