Shoulder to Shoulder- No one fights alone Suicide Prevention 5k
Lincoln, NE – The Lincoln Lancaster County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team in partnership with the Nebraska Army National Guard will present Shoulder to Shoulder- no one fights alone, at Antelope Park Veterans Memorial Garden on Saturday September 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. The LOSS Team is proud to bring Shoulder to Shoulder- no one fights alone to the Veterans Memorial Garden. This event is featuring a one-mile awareness walk and 5k fun run. The purpose of this event is to raise public awareness about the issue of suicide and suicide prevention within our community, including our military and veteran populations. It is estimated that a suicide occurs approximately every 15 minutes in the United States and is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Everyday 22 Veterans & 1 Active Duty Soldier takes their own life. We want to spread the word that whether on the battle field or at home, no one fights alone. REGISTRATIONS: Register online: eventbrite.com keyword search shoulder to shoulder. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Registration will include a t-shirt and a bracelet. Register by September 5th to guarantee a t-shirt. Race day registration will be accepted beginning at 8:00 am the day of the race. The LOSS Team was formed July 1, 2009 and consists of trained volunteers that include mental health professionals and those that have lost someone to suicide. If people do not receive the necessary support after a suicide they are up to nine times more likely to die by suicide themselves. The ultimate goal of the LOSS team is to reduce suicides by getting the proper resources to those in need.
Veterans Memorial Garden/ Antelope Park
2740 A st , Lincoln, NE 68506