Lilly's Capstone Project Fundraising Page #RememberingCoco
Welcome to my fundraising page for Samaritans 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention!
My name is Lilly Maki, I am a student at Ben Franklin Classical Public Charter School in Franklin Massachusetts. At my school every student completes a community service Capstone project in 7/8th grade on a cause of their choosing. I chose to do my project on raising awareness for suicide prevention. This project is important to me because my cousin Coco died from suicide as a teenager and I would hate for anyone else to lose someone close to them. I feel that it is very important for people to be educated about this cause. The first part of my project is sponsoring an assembly at my school about teen depression and teen suicide. The assembly will teach the students at BFCCPS to recognize the signs of depression in themselves and others, the steps they can take to get help and speak about how we can eliminate the stigma surrounding depression.
I decided for a second part of my project I am raising funds through this 5K and will run in honor of Coco who I miss so much. Please consider contributing or joining my team! You can help prevent the tragedy of suicide. Thank you so much!
Wow! I set my goal to $250 and on the first day it was more than doubled by so many generous people - thank you! I've decided to raise my new goal to $1000!!!
Did you know?
In Massachusetts over 600 people die a year by suicide - one person every 15 hours.
Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for young people (aged 10-24).
Please Donate Now to my fundraising efforts or Join my Team on September 28, 2019 at Artesani Park, 1225 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA.
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