BENEFITING: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
EVENT: Tough Mudder Virginia 2016
EVENT DATE: Jun 11, 2016
It seems that many people that I talk to, including myself, have been affected by or know someone that has been affected by mental illness or suicide. This is disheartening, as no one should feel like they are trapped in a situation where self harm seems like the only answer. That is why I am running the tough mudder, and why I am asking for your support in reaching my goal. Similar to giving support to someone who has thoughts of self harm, any little bit helps in raising support and awareness. Any donation helps, no matter how small it is, just as a simple interaction can make someones day a little bit more bearable. Even if you are not in a financial situation to support this fundraiser, simply raising awareness and being a friend to someone in need could be the difference in their life.
The tough mudder is based on teamwork, cooperation, and supporting one another to reach a common goal. I see similarities between this and the process of bringing someone back from rock bottom, and that is why I am running this race and asking for your support.