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City Councilors and ABQ Youth Suicide Prevention Collaborative Participate in Twinkle Light Parade

City Councilors Brook Bassan, Klarissa Peña, and Lan Sena are joined the collaborative at the parade.

December 8, 2021

City Councilors Brook Bassan, Klarissa Peña, and Lan Sena joined the ABQ Youth Suicide Prevention Collaborative, to help shine a light on youth suicide prevention, at the Twinkle Light Parade on Saturday, December 4, 2021, in Nob Hill. The ABQ Youth Suicide Prevention Collaborative is a partnership between the City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Public Schools, and other partners.

Twinkle Light Parade 2021

“The Twinkle Light Parade is a marquee family event in the City of Albuquerque, so we’re hoping the presence of our float can help spread awareness of resources and save young people’s lives,” said Councilor Bassan.

City Councilors have been partnering with APS and the Collaborative for initiatives and events. The group has been partnering with the national “Project ChildSafe” program to give away free gun locks to help prevent firearm accidents and aid in suicide prevention efforts.

“We’re excited to participate with other volunteers that are passionate about preventing suicide amongst our youth,” said Councilor Peña. “We want to connect families with the resources that are available to them.”

The Twinkle Light Parade is a free, family-friendly holiday event that brings sparkle to a mile-long stretch of Central Ave. This procession rolled through Nob Hill from Washington St. to Girard Blvd. The parade is comprised of local business, organizations, school groups, and families, all competing for Best in Show.

Councilor Sena added, “Bring the family to celebrate and enjoy this City tradition and while you’re here, please reach out the Youth Suicide Prevention Collaborative, as we shed light to mental health awareness, or if you’d like to volunteer at future events.”