Audra Farrell via Crowdrise
April 16, 2011
BENEFITING: Trevor Project
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2011
Last fall while out on a bike ride over the George Washington Bridge, I saw rainbow streamers left by individuals and a few brand new "You Are Not Alone" suicide prevention signs bolted to the railings. This was shortly after gay Rutgers student Tyler Clementi had committed suicide. I had an idea. I had already qualified for and entered the Boston marathon, but I decided I'd run it for the Trevor Project, a national, 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth. I would not be a charity runner, but simply running for a charity because I believe that what they do is really important, not only for the individuals they help but also for the larger LGBT community.
I also decided to ask other LGBT runners doing Boston to join me in the project. There's no big commitment or fundraising threshold—just kick in a few bucks and spread the word. While we all run Boston, we can raise money for the Trevor Project and hopefully set a positive example for LGBT kids out there. Who's with me?