We are writing to you today about suicide. Often a taboo topic and extremely difficult for many to even mention, suicide has affected most of us in one way or another. Maybe you have lost a friend or family member to suicide or know someone who has lost a loved one.
Suicide has a major impact on many, and in Colorado, it is the second leading cause of death for teens. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and we urge you to take a step toward preventing suicide in young people in our community today. One way you could do so is by supporting the Second Wind Fund of Four Corners Colorado, an organization that provides free counseling services to youths at risk of suicide who otherwise would not be able to afford these services right here in our community.
On Sept. 17, SWF presents the Second Wind Scramble, an adventure race and awareness event to raise funds for the organization sponsored by Durango Mountain Resort, First National Bank and the Smith family. We hope that you will consider helping SWF in some way through the amazing opportunity that the Second Wind Scramble provides. Whether that be through registering for and running one of the races (kids 1-mile, 5K or 10K with fun obstacles), donating money to support the race or the organization, spreading the word to your friends and family, or in any other creative way, your support would be greatly appreciated.
Every action taken, no matter how small, is a step toward preventing youth suicide in our community. You can find more information about SWF at www.secondwind4corners.org. For more information about the Second Wind Scramble race or to register, visit www.active.com and search Second Wind Scramble. You also can contact SWFs director, Lillian Ramey, directly at 946-9586.
Best wishes to you all, and thanks for your time.
Lillian Ramey and Second Wind Fund of Four Corners Colorado, board members Alain Henry, Kendra Gallegos Reichle, Leigh Meigs, Leslie Smith, Liana Smith, Traci Rock