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LETSRunLA Marathon 2013

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THE STORY:

Why do we run?

Do you know the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24?

The answer is suicide.

Out of 100,000 kids...

...20.5 of those ages 10 to 24 will die by suicide in just 1 year (that we know of). For every completed suicide, there are another 11 attempts that we don't hear about. Many others aren't reported. Why? STIGMA.

There is something you can do to stop this travesty. Help kids have a voice to help other kids and save a life. Just as a marathon or half marathon is a very long race, LETS youth are also on a difficult race: to erase the stigma of mental illness. Let's invite kids to talk openly--and without stigma--about issues like teen suicide, bullying, eating disorders, self-harm, and mental health concerns. And now that we're talking...let's run!

We run because it's fun, and we run to save lives!!

LETS works. LETS can't do this alone. LETS needs a team...

Let’s race against stigma!


Let’s help kids talk!


LETS is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) children’s charity dedicated to erasing the stigma of mental illness by funding and developing educational programs, mentoring opportunities, and research possibilities designed to empower youth to change the perception of mental illness. Your donation will directly support our LETS Clubs in middle schools, high schools, and universities where students can discuss stigma, learn about mental health, lead their own stigma-erasing projects, and provide peer-to-peer education.


How much does a secret weigh?

Every time we see a teen suicide, bullying incident, eating disorder, or youth tragedy in the news, it breaks someone's heart--like yours or mine--as we wonder, how can we help? But far more telling than what we see in the headlines is what remains unspoken. One family is thinking, "We never saw this coming." One teacher is thinking, "That happened here, too." One friend is thinking, "I hope it wasn't my fault." One leader is thinking, "Good thing we don't have those problems here." One health care provider is thinking, "We did the best we could." And thousands of kids are thinking, "I'm going through the same thing...but I can't tell anyone."


Please support our exciting race for kids by running with LETSRunLA in the Marathon or making a donation.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,633

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy

    $100

  • Alex

    $26

  • for the soul of Andrew Kahn

    $26

  • Carmel Ulbrick

    $26

  • Angela Mc

    $26

  • Mariko Kahn

    $50

  • Shelley Miles

    $50

  • Adam George, Embrace Life Photography

    $26

  • Trisha Lucero

    $100

  • Ultimate Shield

     

  • Jennifer Schimmel

    $500

  • Katie

    $100

  • Raffi Dilsizian

    $100

  • Marc Grover

    $50

  • Chuck Gauran

    $26

  • Christine Lu

    $100

  • Loo Family

    $100

  • Karen DuBose

    $100

  • Joel Safranek

    $75

  • Zena

    $26

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2% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $12,688 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Kirsten Shura

Amount Raised

$2,086

 

104% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Philippe Fontilea

Amount Raised

$1,633

 

2% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Victoria Rebelo Vianna

Amount Raised

$1,471

Fundraiser Title

Maggie Durio

Amount Raised

$1,101

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Jose R Garcia

Amount Raised

$1,030

 

103% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

nich uchida

Amount Raised

$800

 

80% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chinh Tran

Amount Raised

$526

 

105% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Campbell

Amount Raised

$524

Donor Comments

Zena

Zena

DONATION: $26

I didn't forget Little Brother, I'm just late. =) 5 years ago

Joel Safranek

Joel Safranek

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Karen DuBose

Karen DuBose

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Loo Family

Loo Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Christine Lu

Christine Lu

DONATION: $100

In memory of Susie. 5 years ago

Chuck Gauran

Chuck Gauran

DONATION: $26

Go Phillipe! May each footstep, yard, and mile be effortless as you help to make a difference for those with mental illness. 5 years ago

Marc Grover

Marc Grover

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Raffi Dilsizian

Raffi Dilsizian

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Katie

Katie

DONATION: $100

In memory of Doug 5 years ago

Jennifer Schimmel

Jennifer Schimmel

DONATION: $500

GO PHIL!!!!!!!! Woooooot! xoxo :-) 5 years ago