- Over 37,000 people in the United States die by suicide every year.
- There are 8-25 attempted suicides for every suicide death.
- Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among 10-34 year olds.
- 18 veterans died by suicide each day.
AFSP is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and supporting those impacted by suicide. The Out of the Darkness AFSP Marathon team is inspired by AFSP’s nationwide Out of the Darkness walks that help remove the stigma from suicide. Wearing jerseys that honor the loved one that we lost as we run past 2 million spectators, we are doing our part to remove the stigma of suicide.
If you wish to run for our team, donate to a team member or or make a general donation to AFSP, you can do so here at CrowdRise or go to www.AFSPRun.org.