It was bitterly cold on Saturday, September 7, but that did not stop participants turning out for an abbreviated form of the regular Walk 'n' Talk for Life event at Blast Furnace Park.
It was a particularly special occasion, held in the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day on Tuesday, September 10.
While the planned barbecue was abandoned due to high winds, special handmade candles were handed out at the Lithgow event on Saturday.
Everyone in the community was urged to light a candle at 8pm on Tuesday night to help shine a light on the suicide as an issue within the community.
"This is about bringing people together in remembrance of people we have lost and reducing the incidence of suicide," Lithgow Walk 'n' Talk's Leanne Walding said.
"The more we work together, the more we can make a difference."
Suicide Prevention Australia CEO Nieves Murray said there has never been so much political attention focused on suicide prevention.
"It is a national tragedy that we lose so many people to suicide," she said.
"We can all make a difference in the lives of those who might be struggling by having regular, meaningful conversations about life's ups and downs. Working together to prevent suicide, raise awareness and encourage conversations is important."
Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages.
Ms Walding urged people to share pictures of the lit candle on social media, including to the Walk 'n' Talk Lithgow Facebook page.