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Bethlehem 'Boot Camp' event promotes suicide prevention

Boot Camp for a cause

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - It was boot camp for a cause this weekend in Bethlehem.

On Saturday, the local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention promoted fitness and raised awareness about preventing suicide during its Memorial Day Boot Camp.

Advocates say suicide has become an epidemic in the U.S.

According to the CDC, about 40,000 Americans take their own life each year.

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