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Samaritans' Breakfast for Hope - One Week Away!
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Samaritans will celebrate its 40th

year of service next Wednesday, May 14th, a week from today, at its annual Breakfast for Hope. From 8-9am at the Sheraton Hotel in Back Bay (39 Dalton Street, Boston MA) an informative and moving program will share the impact Samaritans services have had in our communities these past four decades.  We would love for you to join us. Though there is no cost to attend this fundraising event, you must be registered in advance in order to have a seat reserved for you. The room is filling up quickly! Please let us know no later than noon on Friday, May 9th if you are able to join us to celebrate this milestone event by emailing us!


We will be acknowledging Monica Dickens, Samaritans founder in the United States, with a presentation to her daughter Prudence Stratton and we are pleased that other early volunteers and directors - Shirley Karnovsky and Sally Casper will also be in attendance. Organizations like Samaritans are only able to provide services without charge because of the generosity of the community that values this work, a special recognition will be given to the Margaret Lindsay Stewart Foundation for the incredibly generous support they have provided to the suicide prevention work of Samaritans. Suicide survivor, Debbie DiMasi, who is Director of Grief Support Services at Samaritans, will be the testimonial speaker for this inspirational program that celebrates the kindness, compassion and hope that is created each day at Samaritans.

They Ran the Distance for Suicide Prevention in the 118th Boston Marathon!
We couldn't be prouder of our marathon runners as a team or as individuals who, after months of  training through a difficult winter, sharing personal stories of loss, and asking for the support that was generously provided finally took to Heartbreak Hill to run 26.2 miles for suicide prevention in the 118th Boston Marathon. Because of the gifts they received, this year's Marathon Team has already generated more than $253,000 for Samaritans, and for that we are truly grateful. The team is still going strong - see their fundraising progress and read their stories on Crowdrise. If you would like to support  Samaritans' through participating in a physical challenge, sign up for our 16th Annual 5K "Run/Walk for Someone Else's Life and Family Fun Festival" which will be held on September 27th in Artesani Park, contact us about joining our Running Community, and check back in October for information on how to run the distance for suicide prevention in the 2015 Boston Marathon!
Check Out Our New Website!

After months of preparation, we are so excited to announce that our new website launched last night! You can still find all of the information you need to know about Samaritans over at www.samaritanshope.org, but the new format will make it easier to find what you are looking for, faster. Head over now to make a donation, sign up for the 5K, learn more about help after a loss to suicide, scheduling an Education and Outreach Workshop or to reach our Crisis Services. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for the new site to appear on your web browser.
5K Registration is Now Open!

Registration for the 16th Annual Samaritans "Run for Someone Else's Life" 5K and Family Fun Festival is now open! The 5K will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Artesani Park in Brighton, MA. Last year, over 3,000 joined us to raise awareness for Samaritans and celebrate life. Thanks to everyone who participated, over $350,000 was generated for suicide prevention. This year, we have raised our goal to $400,000 to raise much needed funds our life-saving services. 14 Teams are already signed up, and we hope you will join us as a runner, walker, team captain or team member, individual participant, virtual participant, or volunteer - by doing so you will be helping reduce incidences of suicide, educate the public about suicide prevention, and reduce the stigma associated with suicide.Click here to sign up for the 5K or to make a donation today!
Out and About: Community Outreach and Education
In April, Community Education and Outreach Program Manager Kelley Cunningham, along with Commonwealth Corps member Lynda Wallack, met with over 1,350 people for seminars at:
  • Pierce School (Brookline) 
  • Quincy College (Plymouth) 
  • Madonna Manor (North Attleboro) 
  • Maloney Properties (Dorchester) 
  • The Women's Center (Cambridge)  
  • Massachusetts Compulsive Gambling Conference (Natick) 
  • Newton North High School Depression & Anxiety Awareness Fair (Newton) 
  • Community Resources for Justice (Dorcester) 
  • University of Massachusetts Boston Spring into Wellness (Natick) 
  • Catholic Memorial Home (Fall River)  
  • The Department of Mental Health Suicide Prevention Conference (Framingham) 
  • Springwell (Waltham)  
  • Algonquin Regional High School (Northboro) 
  • Lasell College Career and Internship Fair (Newton)  
  • Maimonides School (Brookline)
If you would like our Community Outreach and Education team to speak at your school or event, contact Kelley Cunningham .
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