This year’s 22nd annual Alive & Running Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention is a virtual event. We will be completing the Alive and Running walk/run in our local neighborhood and hope you will also. We encourage others to walk any day in September in remembrance of loved ones.
We are participating this year in honor of our sweet, loving, beautiful Charlie McBee. Charlie was an amazing person, so kind and compassionate and full of so much love for his family, friends and many others. He was a hardworking student and graduate of USC with a degree in Real Estate Development and entrepreneurship, a naturally talented athlete, two-time NCAA national champion in water polo, high school league champion and MVP in baseball and water polo. He was deeply loved and admired by his family and friends but he was hurting inside as he was suffering from mental illness. This illness is confusing and hard to understand but the more we talk and learn about it, the better off we all will be. Those who are suffering will be able to open up and tell us the devastation of their pain inside. We can and need to help each other. We want all people to know they deserve to live a long life. There are resources and professionals available but we need more advocates to help support mental illness awareness, research and treatment.
Please DONATE and JOIN OUR TEAM “LOVE LIKE CHARLIE” to help support Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center—the nation’s first and a critical resource for healing and hope. Their doors are open to anyone who has been touched by suicide and need our help to continue providing their lifesaving services which include: a national 24/7 Crisis Line, therapy, support groups and training so people throughout the community can recognize and respond to warning signs.
Let's support the important work of this event, Alive and Running Walk/Run by joining Team “Love Like Charlie”. Please donate on the side of this page. We have also ordered "Love Like Charlie" t-shirts for anyone who plans to do the walk/run in a group or who would like a t-shirt. T-shirts can be purchased for $10ea. on either Paypal under "lovelikecharlie430" or Venmo to Mary McBee and note "Love Like Charlie" in the memo section. Please specify size (men's S, M, L, XL or XXL) and quantity. Shirts are available for pick up in Palos Verdes or we can do local drop offs or mail to anyone out of the area. Email your order and delivery preference to firstname.lastname@example.org. As September is Suicide Prevention month, we encourage you to gather your family and friends and walk this Sunday or anytime this month (since the event is virtual this year) and wear your shirts in honor of Charlie McBee and your loved ones.
Together, we can save lives! We appreciate you and love you all!
P.S. Please post any pics of your family and friends walking or running and use the hashtags #lovelikecharlie430, #aliveandrunning on instagram and facebook. Thank you!