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Jog For Jordan
March 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
1st Annual Memorial Race
5k and 10k Run/Walk Saturday, March 11, 2017
@ the corner of 3rd Street and Curry Street
Downtown Carson City, Near Firkin and Fox
My name is Alyssa Woodward. I am a senior at Carson High School. Sixteen months ago, I lost my big brother Jordan to suicide. My life changed forever that day and I have spent a lot of time thinking of some way to honor him. Statistics don’t lie. According to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, there are over 44,000 suicides in the United States annually, making it the tenth leading cause of death. That is, on average, 121 suicides per day. I don’t want my brother’s legacy to be just a statistic. To cement Jordan’s memory, for my senior project, I am establishing a scholarship in his name supported by a 5k/10k race and private donations. The scholarship will consist of two recipients, one female and one male and will be awarded based on set criteria and a volunteer selection committee. A portion of the race proceeds will be donated to the local Suicide Prevention Network. It is my initial goal to make this an annual event, in hopes of providing this scholarship each academic school year. My long term goal would be for this event to become part of a statewide initiative for suicide awareness and prevention.