19th Annual Samaritans 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention 09/23/2017
Welcome to my personal fundraising webpage in support of TEAM CHOWDER, for the Samaritans 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention on Saturday, September 23rd! This is my second year supporting my friend Carrie Howder in loving memory of her father, Jim Howder. This 5k will raise funds and awareness for Samaritans, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide in our communities.
This year Carrie would like to bring attention to the crisis of men taking their lives between ages of 35-64. "A recent rise in suicides in Massachusetts — an increase of 40 percent from 2004 to 2014 — is driven by a rise in middle-aged men taking their own lives, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In fact, 40 percent of all people who die by suicide in the United States are men between the ages of 35 and 64. It’s a staggering number, especially since this demographic represents only 19 percent of the nation’s total population." (cited from:
All proceeds help fund Samaritans' life saving services, including the 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.
We would love your support for TEAM CHOWDER by making a donation or by joining the team. This is a 5K flat course. Walk or run along the beautiful, scenic Charles River. Location: Artesani Park, 1225 Soldier’s Field Road, Brighton MA.
Click "Donate Now" to make a donation and help us reach our fundraising goal, or click "Join This Team" to register for the event. Registration Fee: Walkers $35; Runners $40 (Limited number of bibs) We hope that you are able to join us at this amazing event!
Thanks for your help! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
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