TOGETHER FOR HOPE 2016

September  25TH 2016 | CARSON BEACH, SOUTH BOSTON, MA

We walk to honor loved ones and to save lives

 

Suicide has become a disturbing trend in our community, and we are passionate about preventing it.  With this issue close to our hearts, The Irish International Immigrant Center invites you to join us or sponsor a friend to raise awareness about suicide and how it can be prevented.

Why is Suicide Prevention & Awareness so needed NOW?

The Central Statistics Office of Ireland reports that over a 100 people died by suicide in Ireland alone in the first three months of 2013, with 85% being men between the ages of 15 and 54, many of them working in the construction industry. 60,000 people are admitted to A&E departments in Ireland each year with self-harming injuries and the majority of these are women.

Within the United States, suicide claims more than 38,000 lives each year, with a rate of someone dying by suicide every 13.7 minutes. As the 4th leading cause of death in the United States among adults ages 18-65 it is important to realize that this is a public health issue that does not discriminate by way of age, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic factors or status.

The IIIC believes Suicide can be prevented and you can help

Our Wellness & Education Services here at the IIIC have worked diligently in the last decade to prevent suicide and we are so grateful you can join us in walking towards a world without suicide.

How you can get involved

Why not come and join us!

We ask you to make a donation of $30 to participate in the walk and all proceeds from the walk will go to the IIIC”s Wellness & Education Services suicide prevention work, locally offered in the Greater Boston Area and within the state of MA; including FREE counseling for those considering suicide and for survivors, crisis case management and suicide prevention workshops.

Click on this link to register for the walk on our Crowdrise Page  https://www.crowdrise.com/TogetherForHope2016

You can also register on the day at 9.00am at our registration desk.

Donations can also be accepted offline, please contact Deirdre at dmccann@iiicenter.org for details.

We look forward to seeing you all there.