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SUICIDE TAKES THE LIVES OF NEARLY 30,000 AMERICANS EVERY YEAR. An average of one person dies by suicide every 15 minutes. In Wisconsin, suicide takes the life of one person per week. Suicide is the second leading cause of the death between 10-24 years old. Between 1952 and 1995, suicide in young adults nearly tripled. A Veteran dies by suicide every 22 minutes. Veterans account for one out of every five suicides in Wisconsin.

SUICIDE CAN BE PREVENTED THROUGH EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS. This is why we established the Walk for Suicide Awareness in 2010 and then the Ride to End Suicide in 2013. In only two years, interest in the motorcycle ride has increased with participants as well as community involvement. With this ride, we hope to distinguish the negative stigma associated with suicide and make it more acceptable to seek help and talk honestly about this distressing epidemic.

All people associated with the Ride to End Suicide generously donate their time and talent to make the event a huge success. All proceeds go directly back into organizing the Ride and helping the Community with suicide prevention efforts, encouraging public awareness, and promoting the need to openly discuss the issue of suicide.

On September 10, 2016, The 4th Annual Ride to End Suicide will be held once again and there are many ways that you can contribute to make this year another success!

Warmest Regards,
Barb Bigalke