Fun to Eat Fruit Sponsors Connor’s Climb 5K for Suicide Prevention
Fun to Eat Fruit proudly sponsors the 2016 Connor’s Climb Foundation 5K and Family Walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention. The event will be held Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. at Exeter High School, Exeter, NH.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10—24, yet it is preventable. “Connor’s Climb holds a special place in our hearts,” says company founder and healthy snack champion David Salzman.
The Connor’s Climb Foundation (CCF) hosts this 5K to help raise funds to provide suicide prevention education to New Hampshire youth and their communities. In four short years, they’ve raised more than $70,000 and hosted three trainings for more than 200 educators and community leaders statewide. CCF has distributed “Signs of Suicide” (SOS) education kits throughout the state’s local school systems; 10,000+ students have gone through the program. The Connor’s Climb Foundation is making a difference and is saving lives.
This is the second year Fun to Eat Fruit is sponsoring this important community event by supplying apples. As runners and walkers cross the finish line, they will enjoy Fun to Eat Fruit apples featuring the Connor’s Climb logo. “Fun to Eat Fruit is an awesome grab ‘n go snack to refuel after the Connor’s Climb 5K,” says Salzman.
“We are so grateful for your support and your wonderful apples. It takes all of us to be ‘difference makers,’ and let me assure you that we are making a difference!” says Tara Ball, founder and president of the Connor’s Climb Foundation. When Tara’s son died by suicide in October of 2011, his family and friends decided that no one else should experience such a profound and life-altering loss. The Connor’s Climb Foundation is the result of their love of Connor and commitment to end youth suicide.