Some time after the disappearance of our friend Brandyn Simmons in November of 2014, I got involved with a great charity and organization called Samaritans. Samaritans is a great charity that runs a 24/7 suicide hotline, free group conseling, and help for those in need of help dealing with depression and suicide.
On September 29th, we're doing a 5K walkathon to raise money and awareness in Manhattan.
This will be Team Simmon's 3rd year participating and last year we raised an amazing $1,205.
All are welcome to join the team and participate in the walkathon. The event is always a fun experience, and it's followed by a warm, welcoming, fun after party with really good food and drinks.
All are welcome to help raise awareness and donations for Samariatans.
Send me a message if any questions and let me know directly if you're interested in joining.
Join Samaritans, our volunteers, and other members of NYC’s ‘caring community’ on Sunday, September 29, as we come together to celebrate our 7th Annual Walk to Prevent Suicide and Save Lives.
The walk, along the lovely Hudson River Park in Lower Manhattan, will focus positive attention on a public health problem that is too often sensationalized and considered taboo.
This is the mission of Samaritans, the only community-based organization in the NYC area devoted solely to helping people in distress and preventing suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in this country.
Funds raised from this event will go towards Samaritans 24-hour crisis hotline, whose volunteers have responded to over 1.3 million calls; a public education program that has trained over 40,000 health providers; and support groups that have helped thousands of people who have lost loved ones to suicide.
With 1-in-5 Americans experiencing depression each year, most of us know someone who struggles with mental health-related problems, yet very few of us make charitable donations to support suicide prevention services.
So please contribute to my efforts—as well as countless Samaritans friends and volunteers—in support of this wonderful organization that helps people during their most difficult times. Every donation is 100% tax-deductible.