Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that one person every 11 minutes will take their life here in this country.
The struggles that someone will have gone through to get to that point to take something as precious as their own God-given life is a terrible place to be in and very rarely understood. Even in our own community, we have many adults and kids that struggle with these ideations, and that is why we have partnered with Forever 14. They are an incredible organization that is fighting to be a voice for all the kids in our community who are struggling with these dark issues. No one should have to go through it alone.
MetCon 4 Hope is an opportunity to bring the fitness community together through competition to raise funds and awareness for this cause. More eyes on this issue means more opportunities to be a beacon of light for those who feel as if they have nothing left.
We will continue to partner with Forever 14 for the foreseeable future, as they are an incredible group of people. If you would like to learn more about their organization, visit their website https://forever14.org/.
In 2022 Metcon for Hope and the Watkins Family raised over $40,000 for Forever 14. As the fight to stop teen suicide continues, we plan to keep helping Forever 14 in every way possible through our fundraising efforts.