The Mission of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:
AFSP's Out of the Darkness Community Walks help raise awareness of suicide by allowing those that have lost a loved one to suicide and those that are struggling with suicidal thoughts themselves, along with their friends and family, to walk together as a community dedicated to helping each other and bring suicide "out of the darkness." Our AFSP Race Team members do the same by training and racing in AFSP jerseys that remind us why we are racing and letting others know that we wish to remove the stigma of suicide. As a team member you will be part of a network of athletes committed to bringing suicide out of the darkness and remembering our loved ones while we strive to achieve personal milestones
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Time Qualifiers, Legacy Runners, Drawing Winners
AFSP does not have any post-lottery guaranteed charity entries, but if you are able to register for the Chicago Marathon on your own because you meet their time requirement (3:15 male, 3:45 female), have run more than 5 Chicago Marathons in the past 10 years or if you win the drawing, then you can join our team by committing to raise $500 for AFSP. To join our team, please follow these steps:
Transamerica Chicago Triathlon
AFSP is a partner charity with the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon taking place on August 28, 2016. In return for a $500 fundraising commitment, you will receive regular team member benefits plus a small discount on your triathlon registration fee. Contact Team Captain Steve Moore before your register for the race to obtain your discount code.
All other races
We welcome runners, triathletes, cyclists, or anyone wishing to combine their athletic interest with fundraising for AFSP. You can compete in any type of race, at any distance, anywhere in the world. All we ask is that you commit to raising $500 for AFSP. Please contact Team Captain Steve Moore for more information.
For Additonal Information:
Team Captain Stephen Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org