BINGHAMTON, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – Binghamton College’s males’s lacrosse group is coming collectively to unfold consciousness for suicide prevention after shedding one among their very own.
Robert Martin was grad scholar and a member of BU’s males’s lacrosse group, till he took his personal life on April 1st.
The group has banded collectively and signed on to take part within the Out of the Darkness Group Stroll for the American Basis for Suicide Prevention.
To date, the group has gathered over 75 individuals, together with different sports activities groups, and alumni who will likely be returning for Binghamton’s alumni weekend.
Max Verch, a grad scholar at Binghamton and member of the lacrosse group says that Martin was all the time the primary individual to cheer you on and saved the group’s power stage the place it wanted to be.
Verch says, “This occasion actually is, simply meant to let everybody know like, in case you want somebody, a shoulder to cry on, somebody to speak to, we’re all right here for one another, and this occasion was actually simply letting everybody know that suicide is one thing that’s prevalent inside males’s psychological well being particularly, and simply one thing that’s not talked about sufficient.”
The group has already raised over $9,000 that can go in direction of suicide prevention outreach.
The stroll takes place at Otsiningo Park this Saturday.
There will likely be a gap ceremony devoted to Martin going down at 10:30 a.m. and the stroll is scheduled to start out round 11.
To register for the stroll, and to donate, you may go to suporting.afsp.org.