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Team Sparky

Team Sparky

It's not uncommon to hear stories of people who have taken their own life. Stories of celebrities or a friend of a friend who just couldn't hang on for one more day. It's one of those things you don't think will ever happen to you, until it does.
Loosing my brother to suicide was the most devastating event I have ever experienced. I don't know that I will ever truly completely heal from it, it will always be a part of who I am and has changed my life in many ways. It has been five years since he passed and not a day goes by that I don't think about him.
Through my grief I found Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services and attended their Survivor of Suicide Loss Support Group (SOS). I'm not sure where I would be if not for their help, support and guidance.
My brother and I liked to run so I thought participating in the Alive and Running 5K would be a great way to remember him and support a cause I feel very strongly about.
I started Team Sparky four years ago as a way to honor and remember my brother Mark "Sparky" Hurlimann. We called him Sparky because he had that spark for life. I am very proud of our team, last year we had 18 people and raised over $5000.
I hope you can join us and help grow our team to even more. If you can't come out, maybe make a donation to help those who may be suffering from depression or other mental health issues.

Please help us support Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services by making a contribution to our team and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar we raise will advance Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services's great cause!

Together, we can make a difference!

With much gratitude,


raised of $5,000 goal

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Recent Donations

1. CCCameron Cipolla
2. CCheryl & KT Moore
Sorry we couldn’t be there at the walk/run this year! We love you!
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4. SEStacee Evans
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6. JBJonathan Blackford
Good luck with the running today!!!!