Team – Lyon Pride 2015
Michele Lyon of Upton is one of the more than 3,000 runners, walkers, families and team
members who will support Samaritans’ mission to prevent suicide at the 18th
annual 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention on Saturday, October 1st at Artesani
Park in Brighton.
Michele organized team Lyon Pride to participate in the annual walk in memory of a loved one who was lost to suicide, this is the team’s second year participating in the event.
“My family and friends are participating in the 5K to raise funds and awareness for
Samaritans, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of
suicide in our community and nationally,” Michele said.
“This event serves as both a memorial for those who have died by suicide and also a
celebration of their lives,” said Samaritans, Inc. Executive Director Steve Mongeau. “It’s a joyous day filled with activities for all ages including face painting, prize giveaways and an appearance by Wally, the Red Sox mascot, as people come together to make a difference.”
Anyone can register for the 5K or make a donation to one of the inspiring teams
participating in this year’s event by visiting give.samaritanshope.org.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. for the 10 a.m. event, which includes a family fun
festival for children.
If you are interested in helping Michele’s team, Lyon Pride, reach their goal or
interested in joining their team visit http://give.samaritanshope.org/site/TR/5KWalkRun/TeamRaiserWorkshop?pg=team&fr_id=1130&team_id=3720s
The importance of a caring, compassionate community is emphasized at the event which
is the only suicide prevention walk in the Commonwealth that provides financial
support to the 24/7 crisis lines answered by Samaritans. The crisis service
includes calls and texts on the Samaritans state-wide helpline, 877-870-HOPE
(4673), as well as calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
For over 40 years, Samaritans, Inc. volunteers have answered more than
2.5 million phone calls. The agency has trained more than 4,500 volunteers and
instructed more than 100,000 individuals through its Community Education and
Outreach Program, and has supported over 10,000 individuals who have lost a
loved one to suicide. For more information about Samaritans, please visit http://www.samaritanshope.org or contact Samaritans’ business office
at 617-536-2460 firstname.lastname@example.org.