Welcome to "Team Feaster’s" page for Samaritans 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention! We hope you will support Team Feaster in raising funds for Samaritans and their suicide prevention work.
The Feaster family is so thankful to everyone who has walked with us in prior years and made donations in honor of our beloved son, brother, and just a fine human being Joseph D. Feaster III! This year we are walking in support of Samaritans, Inc., the organization noted for its efforts for suicide prevention! In the past, many of you supported Team Feaster with contributions to NAMI. Thanks to your support and contributions last year, we raised more than $15,000 for NAMI!
Team Feaster is walking on September 23rd for Samaritans, and we ask you to support us in our efforts to raise awareness, support and donations for this very important cause!
Did you know?
In Massachusetts in 2014 (latest data available) --
o 608 people died by suicide
o 11,014 people went to the emergency room or were hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries
o There are 4 times as many suicides as homicides each year and 2 times as many motor vehicle deaths
o The highest suicide rate is among men aged 45 – 64
o Women have a higher rate of suicide attempts
o 54% of people who died by suicide had a documented current mental health problem
Please Donate Now to Team Feaster’s fundraising effort to save a life and to prevent the terrible toll suicide has on families and the community.
Your gift will fund Samaritans’ confidential, non-judgmental, and compassionate listening.
Each year Samaritans:
· Answers over 75,000 HelpLine calls from people struggling with despair, depression or who just need to talk
· Averages 350 HelpLine text conversations monthly, mostly from young people
· Reaches 21,000 individuals with education on suicide risks and prevention strategies through workshops and awareness events
· Supports over 1100 survivors of suicide loss through SafePlace support groups or individual meetings
Please Donate Now and help save a life. We also invite you to Join our Team on September 23, 2017 at Artesani Park, 1225 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA
You can help prevent the tragedy of suicide. Thank you so much!
Learn more about Samaritans here: Samaritanshope.org
If you or someone you know needs to talk, call or text 877-879-HOPE (4673)
All proceeds fund Samaritans' lifesaving services, which are available to individuals and families free of charge in Greater Boston, MetroWest, and throughout the Massachusetts via the HelpLine
Thank you for your generous support! Come walk with us!