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John Gasienica's Page - Running in Honor of Austin Pomphrey

John Gasienica

John Gasienica

Suicide doesn’t discriminate. It affects people from all walks of life, regardless of age, ethnicity or socio-economic status. According to a new government report, suicide over the past two decades is up 25% across the nation. In 2017, 45,000 people ended their lives and more than 1 million attempted.

Alive & Running started 20 years ago to support Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center, the nation’s first and an international leader in training, research and crisis services. We have innovated many strategies and programs for people in crisis over the years. This Fall, we will open the doors to our Center’s new Century City home, where we will be able to provide more crisis services, training and therapy/support groups – especially for children.

Please support Didi Hirsch’s 20th annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention on Sunday, September 30 on La Tijera Parkway in Los Angeles. Your donation will support the expansion of our Center and vital services, which include:

• Bereavement groups
• Support groups for survivors of suicide attempts
• Follow-up programs for high-risk callers
• Training for law enforcement, mental health professionals, students
and teachers
• Community outreach
• Suicide Response Team

With your help, we can save more lives! Register or donate today!



raised of $1,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. DADerek Asimus
So sorry for your loss John. Keep fighting the good fight.
2. YYour Bestie-in-Law
There’s no one else I’d rather donate to than you, John... A particularly great friend to those of us who have the privilege of knowing you in our lifetime & An especially great friend to those of us who had the privilege of knowing you at all. On behalf of anyone and everyone, and on behalf of Austin and myself... we’re the lucky ones. And finally... To Austin! Let’s do this!
3. QMQuinn Morgan
This is a great thing you’re doing and I’m happy to support it. <3
4. GMGordon Mc Nulty
5. BBaby Wells
From Anna, Buddy, and baby Wells.
6. WWJ Maloney
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