Jackson's Run to Prevent Suicide

Hello All,

I am running the half-marathon in Santa Clarita on Sunday, November 5th and am trying to raise funds for an incredible organization called Teen Line.  Teen Line is a Los Angeles based organization that provides 24 hour a day, 7 day a week services for teens in crisis.   More teenagers die each year from suicide than from cancer, HIV, heart disease, birth defects, flu and pneumonia.  Each day almost 3500 teens, grades 9-12, attempt suicide.

In the summer of 2016, my step-brother, Mackie, became one of those statistics.  He was 18. He fought depression for years and finally it took him from our family.  I loved Mackie.  He was smart, athletic, fun and adventurous....when we were little.  His teenage years, were a struggle.  I remember seeing and hearing what was happening, scared....and then the morning of July 31st, I found out that Mackie had taken his life.  

I am a 15 year old, 9th grade student at Brentwood School.  I hear stories and see kids who are suffering.  I want to help raise awareness.  I am a runner, so I am doing the half marathon this weekend to raise awareness and donations for a cause that means so much to me.  My goal is to train for the LA Marathon in March while continuing to fundraise for Teen Line.

I would so appreciate your support.

My Best,

Jackson
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Jackson Gurvitz 
Organizer
Beverly Hills, CA
Teen Line 
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