This week, September 18-25th, is an important one for the Centre for Suicide Prevention. The Centre hosts a yearly fundraising and awareness event called Run for Life.
"A journey from darkness into light to remember loved ones lost to suicide and raise awareness for suicide prevention."
Participants register with a $15+ donation and then complete a run, walk, or other physical activity in solidarity with those who struggle with mental illness or who have lost loved ones to suicide. Challenges can be completed virtually, or in person at various events across Canada.
The Centre for Suicide Prevention is using a special event Kudoboard called the Virtual Tree of Hope to allow participants to share their photos, videos, thoughts, encouragement, and memories of loved ones gone too soon.
My dear Son,
There is not a moment that I am not thinking about you.
You were only here for a short time - I am blessed, grateful and cherish all the beautiful memories we shared together.
You are forever in my heartbeat , until we meet again.
My sweet Angel - Sending my love, hugs and kiss to you in heaven.Mom xo
We have been incredibly touched by this annual event and its critical cause. If you are in crisis or know someone who is—please find help in these resources:
- Call the Suicide & Crisis hotline at 988 (United States)
- International Suicide & Crisis resources