On May 20th, 2017 I will embark on a journey of 16 miles through the streets of San Diego from sunset to sunrise. This is meant to symbolize bringing the issues of suicide and mental health conditions Out of the Darkness and into the light of day. This event aims to break down the stigma that is so often entangled with these subjects. This year will be the 5th time that I take this journey through the night.
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When we register for the Overnight Walk for Suicide Prevention each walker pledges to raise a minimum of $1000 ($700 for students and military)This allows us to make a great impact and raise the much needed funds for the important work ahead of us. Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn’t get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death.
So when you support me and the many other walkers in this event, we unite together to truly create a world without suicide. Every donation helps to fund research for Suicide Prevention, Create and distributed education programs, advocate for public policy and support those affected by suicide. There are only 58 days until the Event, and I have met 57% of my minimum fundraising goal. I am so thankful for the donations that have already come in because it is a tangible way that I am helping to use my own story to help others.
I am alive and thriving. I have the freedom to share my story and challenge shame and stigma. I have the chance to use my past experience to help another person in their time of need. I have the ability to help fund projects that may save a person when they need it most. For me there is no better way to embrace my own life, than help another person do the same.
That is why I walk every year. And I need your help to do it again this year.
Only $300 left to raise to meet my minimum , I have a personal goal of $1000 for the event this year. Please consider joining me in the fight against suicide and offering hope to those in need.