Welcome to TEAM CHOWDER's fundraising homepage for the Samaritans 5K, in memory of my dad, Jim Howder. This year's event is happening on Saturday, September 28th, 10:00 am at Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Rd. in Brighton, MA. We are participating in the 5K to raise funds and awareness for Samaritans, a suicide prevention organization serving Greater Boston and Metrowest. Our main goal is to break the Stigma of Suicide. Let's do it together!
All proceeds help fund Samaritans life saving services, including its 24/7 Helplines, Community Education Outreach, and Grief Support Services for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. These vital services are available locally to the families, friends and neighbors, free of charge. Samaritans answers calls from Greater Boston, MetroWest, the State Wide toll free number, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
You can help us prevent suicide by supporting our team through a donation or by joining our team at the event. Click "Donate Now" to make a donation and help us reach our fundraising goal, or click "Join This Team" to register for the event as a member of our team. We hope that you are able to join us at this amazing event!
Thank you so much!
Massachusetts is one of the 25 states to have seen the suicide rate increase by more than 30 percent between 1999-2016. cited from Belmont Patch
Effects of Suicide on Family Members, Loved Ones - https://www.healthyplace.com/suicide/effects-of-suicide-on-family-members-loved-ones