FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- More than 600 students at Fluvanna County High School walked to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention on Tuesday.

It was for the ConnerStrong Foundation, which works to prevent teen suicide.

The money came from students buying wristbands to participate and also buying shirts, bracelets and snacks.

Students were even adding blue and purple, the foundation’s colors, to their hair.

Isabelle Garrett and Jacob Cook, both in 11th grade, organized the walk. They said it's important to prevent the tragedies and not react after they happen.

"I lost a friend two years ago to suicide and I think it's important that everyone learns about mental health and knows they have an outlet to reach out to,” Garrett said.

“I just wanted to come out here and help those who are dealing with sadness or isolation," Cook said.

The ConnerStrong Foundation is based in Alexandria and is spreading throughout the Commonwealth.

This was Fluvanna’s first walk for suicide prevention and the students hope to do another one in September.

The students created a Venmo page for more donations: @u2vc/fluco.