Delaware County Suicide Prevention & Awareness Task Force 5K Run/Walk


Saturday, May 06, 2017

On site registration opens at 8:00am.  Race starts at 9:00am.

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Ridley Creek State Park Area 11 A & B

Media, Pennsylvania 19063

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In 2015, there were 77 deaths by suicide in Delaware County. This is down from 2014 where there were 92 deaths by suicide. Every life lost by suicide is too many. In 2013 where there were 64 deaths by suicide. In 2009, there were 78 suicides in Delaware County which was a sharp spike from 60 in 2006. Each of these deaths leaves six to eight seriously bereaved individuals behind. The mission of the Delaware County Suicide Prevention and Awareness Task Force (DCSPATF) is to raise an understanding of suicide as a preventable community health problem. The task force is affiliated with many behavioral health organizations in the county, the county medical society, local hospitals and health systems, our county government, the intermediate unit and many school districts in Delaware County. Registration of individuals-$25 (Children under 12 is free) or group of 5 or more-$20 per person includes free T-shirt, snack, beverage, and raffles/prizes. Medals will be awarded for various age groups. On-site registration will be $30. Rain or shine.