Helping Youth at Risk for Suicide – No Money Requested!
Nelson Mandela said that “there can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” Our children in Colorado are in deep distress. Even before the pandemic, the rate of youth suicide in the US increased by 25% from 2016 to 2019; at that same time, the rate of suicide deaths in Colorado increased by 58%. More than twice as many Boulder County students are hospitalized for self- harm or attempted suicide than are hospitalized for auto accidents.
As an Emerge participant, you will help bring the issue of youth suicide to the forefront. Most importantly, by participating in our community event, you make it acceptable for our struggling youth and their families to seek help. EMERGE, our biggest fundraiser each year, is the critical piece that ensures we can continue to provide funded counseling for children and teens in our community who are at risk for suicide and would otherwise be unable to afford it.
What: Virtual Emerge 5K Walk/Run
Who: Anyone and everyone – help spread the word far and wide
Where: Anywhere in the world (inside or outside) – YOUR choice!
When: 12:01 am to Midnight MT … Sunday May 2, 2021
How: Register and participate at no cost. Donations appreciated.