BENEFITING: SAMARITANS OF NEW YORK INC
ORGANIZER: SAMARITANS OF NEW YORK INC
I am running the NYC Half Marathon in honor of my father, Vincent Collins, and the rest of my family. I am also running for the volunteers of Samaritans NYC 24-Hour Crisis Hotline. I have been a volunteer for Samaritans since September 2015, and I have witnessed first-hand the commitment of the 100+ volunteers who work to prevent suicide and to support those in mental crisis.
Please support the work of Samaritans NYC by sponsoring my 2016 NYC Half-Marathon. Your donation enables Samaritans to fulfill their goals of providing immediate and ongoing care to those in crisis and reducing the global suicide rate. Samaritans also hosts a suicide survivors support group—Safe Place—for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. Samaritans is the world’s oldest and the largest suicide prevention network.
SAMARITANS OF NEW YORK INC wrote -
Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center is very excited to be a part of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon!
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 our 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 our 24-hour crisis hotline, our public education program trained over 40,000 health providers and our support groups for survivors of suicide loss provided solace to over 1,000 people.
Your support will enable us to continue our important work as well as raise awareness about the current suicide epidemic and the keys to addressing it.