“To save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.”
This is AFSP’s mission statement. AFSP provides hope through research, education, advocacy for the prevention of suicide and support to those affected by suicide.
Our Race for Hope team plays its role in those efforts by training and racing in 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 raising awareness, remembering our loved ones, and reflecting on our own struggles. You will also be demonstrating to others that you have the dedication, perseverance and willingness to sacrifice that are necessary to complete the training for your race. Through your fundraising, you will help raise awareness of suicide and allow those that have lost a loved one to suicide and those that are struggling with suicidal thoughts themselves to know that they are not alone . . . to know that there is hope . . hope for recovery from loss and hope to prevent future suicides.
2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
AFSP has given our all of its guaranteed charity entries. If you are able to register for the Chicago Marathon on your own because you meet their time requirement, have run more than 5 Chicago Marathons in the past 10 years, you have a deferral from 2017 or if you win the drawing, then you can join our team by committing to raise $500 for AFSP. Please contact Team Captain Steve Moore before you register for our team.
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 before you register for our team.
For Additonal Information:
Team Captain Stephen Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org