Welcome to our team fundraising page for Samaritans 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention!
I hope you will support us in raising funds for Samaritans and their suicide prevention work in memory of Thomas Beardsley.
Why we walk?
We are walking in memory of Thomas Beardsley. Thomas is our beloved son, nephew, friend, cousin, and brother who we lost to suicide this past year.
We walk to raise awareness about suicide prevention and to decrease the stigma around mental illness and suicide. We walk to support Samaritans in their life-saving work and the services they offer to those who are affected by suicide.
Please Donate Now to our team fundraising effort and save a life and the terrible toll it takes on families and the community.
Your gift will fund Samaritans confidential, non-judgmental, and compassionate listening.
This year Samaritans will:
· Answer 80,000 HelpLine calls from people struggling with despair, depression or who just need to talk
· Average 500 HelpLine text conversations monthly, mostly from young people
· Reach 20,000 individuals with education on suicide risks and prevention strategies through workshops and awareness events
· Support over 1100 survivors of suicide loss through SafePlace support groups or individual meetings
Please Donate Now to our team or Join our Team on September 29, 2018 at Artesani Park, 1225 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA
You can help prevent the tragedy of suicide. Thank you so much!
Learn more about Samaritans here: Samaritanshope.org
If you or someone you know needs to talk, call or text 877-870-HOPE (4673).
All proceeds fund Samaritans' life saving services, which are available to individuals and families free of charge in Greater Boston, MetroWest, and throughout the Massachusetts via the Helpline