Team Eagle's Wings
Welcome to our team fundraising homepage for the 2018 Samaritans 5K! Team Eagle's Wings was founded in 2015, the year after a young woman named Esther Lee took her own life. As she became involved in our church community, Esther became dear to me. Over the course of 2014, we talked now and then, about depression and family and complex crises of identity and faith and more. When she was hospitalized for the second time, we met there as well. Esther's death still grieves me; our world is less for her absence, and the varied stories behind her despair are a sign of a world the way it was not meant to be.
Esther would have loved the work of Samaritans - befriending, without agenda, without judgment. For Esther was a befriender herself and treasured those that befriended her. Team Eagle's Wings is a space not jut to remember Esther but for for anyone who holds out hope for each person to be known and loved and to find vigor and strength to walk and run and even to fly.
This year's event is happening on Saturday, September 29th at Artesani Park in Brighton. We are participating in the 5K to raise funds and awareness for Samaritans, a suicide prevention organization serving Greater Boston and Metrowest.
All proceeds help fund Samaritans' life saving services, including our 24/7 Helplines, Community Education and 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!