I ride for Suicide Prevention. It's a cringeworthy topic that most people don't like to discuss. For me, it's been part of my life since I was too young to have had to deal with the subject. It has shaped who I am.
When I was 11 one of my best friends hung himself from the banister in his house. Geoff was going through a lot and the stress was too much for him to bear.
I live with a lot of guilt about what I could have done to prevent it. I also live with some life lessons which may have helped to prevent others from doing the same. Still, there's more I can do.
If you’ve read this far then I ask you too to chip in and help out by sponsoring me in the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.
Suicide Prevention is one of the top causes the Ride will support. It won't help a kid like Geoff, but maybe it could help someone you know, a dad struggling to pay the bills, a veteran dealing with PTSD, a colleague under stress from work.
Talk to someone who may be in a bad place and ask him to tell you about what ails him. And please help with a donation, sponsoring me in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.
On Sunday the 24th of September, I will don my finest attire with my fellow men and women across the globe to join the fight with The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health. But before I press my tweed and polish my boots, I need you to donate what you can for this meaningful cause and help me reach my goal.
For your uncles, your brothers, your fathers and friends. Donate what you can, for their lives need not end.
Thank you for all the donations thus far!
Thank you for being a fellow warrior in this very important battle.
There are long roads ahead (and in the past) for many - and many need the assist. Thank you for stepping out there and highlighting the issue.
Dave, Ride hard, ride long and always wear protection...
Good luck with the tude
Delta Xi stays strong!
Wish I could give more. Good luck and keeping riding
I hope you reach your target total, but surely any dollar amount raised is a true triumph!
David, I was touched by what you wrote and why you ride. All the best, Phebe
Enjoy the ride.
David, it's not much but wanted to help out a little. Good-luck on reaching your goal.
Have a safe ride !!
Awesome cause! Ride on!!
Good Luck Dave! Have a safe ride!
Please join me in helping this worthy cause.