BENEFITING: SAMARITANS OF NEW YORK INC
ORGANIZER: SAMARITANS OF NEW YORK INC
I am very excited to be running the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on March 20th on behalf of the Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center. Suicide prevention is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. As most of you know I lost my father to suicide. I'm proud to be running this race in honor of my father and helping to raise funds for suicide prevention.
By making a donation to Samaritans 'Be A Friend' running team, you will be taking an important step in joining Samaritans staff and network of over 100 caring volunteers on their mission to prevent suicide.
Samaritans operates the only community-based organization in the NYC area devoted solely to helping people in distress and saving lives for over 30 years.
In that time, hundreds of Samaritans volunteers responded to 1.3 million calls on their 24-hour crisis hotline, their public education program trained over 40,000 health providers and their support groups for survivors of suicide loss provided solace to over 1,000 people.
Your support will enable them to continue their important work as well as raise awareness about the current suicide epidemic and the keys to addressing it.