Spark For Hope 5k

Sunbury, OH

It is time for a change! Help us make that change and IGNITE A SPARK to Prevent Suicide. Help us light the path for others.

All participants who are registered before July 5 will receive a finishers medal, race shirt and chip timed bib!

The race will start and finish at General Rosecrans Elementary at 9pm. The address is:

301 S Miller Dr, Sunbury, OH 43037

Taylor’s Story
Taylor struggled with mental illness for several years. She continuously complained that the cost of seeking
treatment was too expensive and out of reach when needed most. Even with insurance, she was unable to
afford her doctor visits and prescription medications. She faced challenges getting appointments for checkups
as well as during moments of crisis. Times that she needed help the most there was none to be
found - either due to not having appointments available or not accepting new clients. Taylor was a
nurse and familiar with Healthcare but still struggled with where to turn and what resources were available,
as do many other people.

Taylor had a beautiful soul that could light up a room. She was empathetic, caring, and full of fire. Overtime, she struggled more and more with depression. With the birth of a new baby she began struggling as well with postpartum depression. The light slowly drained until only a spark was left. Taylor spiraled into darkness. She visited an emergency room where she was quickly released even though she was experiencing suicidal idealizations. She was given a contact list of resources and sent on her way. Taylor took her own life one week later leaving behind a newborn son, a 5-year-old son, and a family who loved her dearly.

With your participation/donation you will have an opportunity to witness those suffering in the darkness, take control of their mental wellness and bring light to their lives. We are “Lighting the path” to help other have a brighter future.

When & Where

Jul 22, 2023


9:00 PM

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