THANK YOU to all of our Save A Life Walk participants & donors. Each of you made Save A Life Walk 2015 a HUGE success!!
The funds raised through this event ensure that Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL) and San Diego’s Chapter of Yellow Ribbon can continue to offer our local survivor support and suicide prevention programs. Thank you for helping make that happen!
The financial success is important but does not give a full and accurate picture of what transpired at the 9th Annual Save a Life Walk. Over 1,000 people came together to Walk alongside each other to honor loved ones, help those left behind, and to support those struggling with mental health issues and thoughts of suicide. We stood together, strong and united, to do our part to break the stigma of mental illness and suicide!
Stan Collins, our emcee for the event, found the perfect heartfelt words to set the tone for the morning. The opening ceremony included a color guard from the USS America, the invocation by Chaplain Joe Davis, and a keynote by Nick Macchione. The tears flowed freely as survivors participated in the dramatic release of doves, done in memory of our loved ones. After the doves soared into the blue sky, the Walk, the reason for our gathering, began.
The morning also included laughter and joy as we enjoyed moving to the live music from local artist Jason Matkin. As our time together wound down, the winners of the awesome raffle prizes were announced!
Events like these can be very difficult for many. We hope that the Walk was a day of healing and hope, even in the midst of the strong emotions. Know that each step you took carried so much meaning, purpose, and hope!
This event is a success because of its participants, so THANK YOU for being a part of it. We hope you will join us for next year for our 10th Annual Save A Life Walk (yes, we’ve already got a date – November 13, 2016!!).
View a video of the walk.
Keep an eye on the Walk’s website at www.SaveALifeWalk.org, and watch the total grow as we enter the donations that were given at the event! Please note, we accept donations for this event through January 2016 so it is still possible for us to reach our fundraising goal! 🙂 Please check with your employer about matching funds, you can double your donation!
Donations can still be made at www.SaveALifeWalk.org and checks made payable to “Save A Life Walk” can be sent to Save A Life Walk, c/o YRSPP, 7700 El Camino Real, Suite 207, Carlsbad, CA 92009
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