Michael Og, Saoirse, Ann-Marie and myself will be doing the 5K Solace Sunrise walk on June 6th at 4am in LIC. Feel free to make a donation to this very worthy cause.
The Solace Sunrise Walk is an annual 5K Walk/Run that raises funds for Solace House and creates awareness for suicide prevention.
Solace House, located in Long Island City, Queens and on McLean Avenue, Yonkers, provides free one-to-one counseling for people who are in suicidal distress, have made a suicide attempt, engage in self-harm and/or have been bereaved by suicide.
All of our services are completely free of charge, easily accessible and confidential.
This unique, exhilarating event begins in the dark and early hours of the morning. Participants cross the finish line just as the sun is rising, symbolic of the journey many of our clients take when attending Solace House. Walking from darkness into light, moving away from despair to a hopeful future. The walk brings the community together; to remember those we have lost to suicide and to reinforce the message you are not alone.