Through Friday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Sept. 27, Centre for Suicide Prevention held our third annual Run for Life. This year’s event was virtual, and though we were unable to be together in-person, we were together in community through the hundreds of photos, posts, and messages shared by run participants.
The virtual Run for Life 2020 was our biggest year yet – we had more participants who raised more funds than ever before while raising awareness for suicide and remembering those we’ve lost.
$50,000+ funds raised
Run For Life In Support Of Suicide Prevention Ready to Go – Okotoks Online
September 25, 2020
“Traditionally, we do have the physical event, but due to the current situation and current environment, we’ve decided to move towards a virtual event for this year,” said Akash Asif, External Relations Director with the Centre for Suicide Prevention. “This run is incredibly important to anyone who has lived, experienced or is passionate about suicide prevention. The purpose of this event is to walk or run to remember your loved ones, and raise awareness for suicide prevention,” he said.
Landmarks lit up for suicide prevention
Calgary Tower, Reconciliation Bridge, and Telus Spark were all lit up orange and yellow, the colours of suicide prevention, for the Run for Life. Edmonton’s High Level Bridge and Red Deer City Hall were also lit up!
Many Run for Life 2020 participants ran and walked to remember loved ones, but others hiked, biked, and even paddled! Thank you to everyone who sent us photos, either via email or with #RunforLifeAB. We create community through sharing common experiences. Below are the photos we received.