Michigan native set to bike for suicide prevention

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Traverse City native plans to set out this weekend from his Wisconsin and pedal around Lake Michigan to raise money for the Association of Suicide Prevention.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports ( http://bit.ly/1m214w9 ) that Mike Famiano of Dodgeville, Wisconsin expects to ride his bicycle 100 miles a day starting Saturday for the 1,100 mile trip.

The 42-year-old software company technical trainer will carry pamphlets and handouts about suicide prevention. He also says he wants to tell people he meets about his father and brother. His brother, Nick, killed himself in 2008 at the age of 34. His dad, Philip, killed himself in 2010 at age 59.

Famiano says his sister, Regina, recently completed her fourth "Out of Darkness" walk for the same organization.

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Online: https://rally.org/Biking_for_AFSP

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Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, http://www.record-eagle.com

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