Frontline Crisis Response Solutions Announces Hope4Today 5K and Fun Run on September 9

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Let's Talk About Suicide, Who Do You Think Of? Hope4Today benefiting Expansion of Services for Suicide Loss Survivors

We believe this race is needed to acknowledge the loved ones and friends in our community who have lost loved ones to suicide and the long-term aftercare support that is needed for their recovery journey.

Join this hope filled cause on Saturday, Sept 9 as Frontline Crisis Response Solutions (FCRS) hosts the Hope4Today 5K Race and 1M Fun Run.

Bring your family and friends to run, jog or walk through this hidden treasure race course on the College Parkway Trail in Frisco, TX. Strollers, wheelchairs and furry companions are welcome.

The Hope4Today 5K race, Fun Run and Virtual Race benefits Frontline Crisis Response Solutions’ much needed postvention support programs for Survivors of Suicide Loss in Collin & Denton Counties. These programs offer free support and resources to people in our local community impacted by suicide.

“We believe this race is needed to acknowledge the loved ones and friends in our community who have lost loved ones to suicide and the long-term aftercare support that is needed for their recovery journey. We want to fill the gap and are committed to leading our community in suicide postvention and aftercare support,” said Shahidrah Cowgill, Clinical Director for Frontline Crisis Response Solutions.

The race takes place on September 9 and will start and finish at the Kingdom Life Christian Center, 12300 Rolater Road, Frisco, TX 75035. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., the 5K race begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run will start at 8:00 a.m., rain or shine.

You may register in two ways. You can pre-register online until Sept. 7, 2017 at You may also register on the day of the race for $30 per adult/ $15 per student, children under 4 and pets are free. For corporate teams and student teams, who register together, will receive a discounted rate. Middle and High school students also have an opportunity to earn community service credit on race day. Registration fees for this event are tax-deductible and non-refundable. Proceeds of the race go directly to expanding community programs for Survivors of Suicide Loss in Collin and Denton County, an initiative of Frontline Crisis Response Solutions. When you give, you help us to continue to offer no-cost support groups for adults and teens and educational resources for survivors of traumatic loss.

Race winners will be recognized in 9 categories and awards will be given to the top female and male runners. Pre-registered race participants will receive a t-shirt-runners/walkers are encouraged to register online. The post-race party will provide music, refreshments, kids zone, and resource booths featuring our Community Partners and Sponsors, 22Kill, Medical City of McKinney, Frontline Chaplains, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, Leaf Global, the CMI Group , Epic Pay, Family Health Market and more.

Can’t make it on race day? Join the Hope4Today Virtual 5K Race for the entire month of September- National Suicide Awareness- Prevention Month. This race can be run (jogged or walked) from any location you choose. Participants can literally can be anywhere in the world, walk on a road, on a trail, on the beach, on a treadmill or even while participating in another race. Run/walk at your own pace in remembrance of a loved one or in recognition of the significance of this month.

About Survivors of Suicide Loss
Recent reports from the Medical Examiner’s Office of Denton and Collin County indicate that in 2016 there were 85 completed suicides in Denton County and 122 completed suicides in Collin County, the highest amount in 5 years. Research reported by the World Health Organization shows that at least 6 people are intimately traumatized by a single suicide death. We believe those numbers are too low. More recent estimates show the number of people intimately affected by a suicide loss is closer to 150. We know that family, loved ones and friends bereaved by the sudden completed suicide of a friend or family member are 65 % more likely to attempt suicide.

“The largest public health problem is neither the prevention of suicide nor the management of suicide attempts but the alleviation of the effects of stress in the survivors whose lives are forever altered.” - Edwin S. Shneidman

Suicide postvention is the best prevention and because of that, we must reach out and do all we can to offer survivors services and resources, reduce the stigma, and talk about suicide openly. Let’s Talk About Suicide and mental illness and keep the conversation going, it’s important.

About Frontline Crisis Response Solutions
Frontline Crisis Response Solutions (FCRS) is an integrated group of professionals from our community who serve Collin and Denton Counties to provide crisis-intervention, emotional trauma care and spiritual counsel to bring hope and healing in times of deepest need.

Our Team is made up of Licensed Mental Health Professionals, Crisis Chaplains and Peer Supporters with backgrounds as Law Enforcement Officers, Fire and Rescue, EMT’s, Military Service Members, Medical Professionals, Business Leaders, and Educators who are all trained in Critical Incident Stress Management sponsored by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).

Our Mission is to be a trusted community partner that provides hope and healing to the people of our community in times of crisis, contributing to a safe, healthy and happy community lifestyle.

For questions about the race, please contact (214) 865-6710. You may also go online to to learn more about the initiatives of this organization.

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