In Memory of my friend Esther Lee, and in order to raise awareness and financial support for suicide prevention, I plan to run my first 5K this Saturday 9/28 at 9 am in NYC.
The official event, Samaritans 21st Annual 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention is taking place in Boston, MA at the same time.
If you or someone you know needs to talk, call or text 877-870-HOPE (4673).
Putting this event and intention out there for awareness of preventable aspect of suicides, and if you are having suicidal feelings/thoughts, you are not alone.
I have preached past 2 Sundays on the importance of talking about depression, hopelessness, and suicides at churches and also that it takes a “village” to support those who are in need of support and compassion. Planning to preach this sermon as many times as I can, at different churches I get invited to preach at until we don’t need to hear it anymore at churches from the pulpit, from pastors, during Sunday worship.
Would you like to help me raise awareness and funds for preventing suicide? I am a virtual participant (running by myself in NYC rather than the official event in Boston, MA). So I didn’t have to pay registration fees and I’m not obligated to raise money. I’m raising money anyway in the spirit of raising awareness. Raise Awareness and Funds for Suicide Prevention