For those who lost all hope

For those who lost all hope

About This Campaign

22 or more Veterans commit suicide everyday. These men and women represent the 1% of the American Population who volunteered to service in America's wars against terror. In 2011, 8.31% of these deaths were officers. Suicide affects all ranks, ages, branch of service, and the individual's unit and family. On May 24th, Memorial Day Weekend, I will be completing Coco's Crossing - a 2.5 mile open water swim in Guam. As some of you know, I spent a good amount of time at Bethesda Naval Hospital my last two years at school for hip surgery and treatment. Never before had I met such a supporting and caring group of individuals than the ones in the physical therapy clinic. While these men and woman were sitting there with amputations, they would say to me "man that sucks you had hip surgery." When I was struggling to run, another vet would encourage me. These men and woman are the lucky ones - the ones who are receiving the care they need to become whole. It's for these men and women, I've dedicated my first tour to continuously train and compete in various events from ultimate frisbee and triathlons. I do this swim for the thousands of men and women who have lost enough hope that they end their own lives. 2.5miles in open water is far for a non competitive swimmer. However, it is a minute accomplishment compared to the strength and courage it takes veterans to ask for help. Please donate to this important cost and help stop solider suicide. Let's bring our troops home and care for them they way they need. Even if you don't donate, please use this as a reminder to stop and hear a part of a veteran's story. A simple "hello" can mean the difference between life and death.

Location / Venue

  • Time:
  • May 24, 2015 07:00 am to
  • May 24, 2015 12:00 pm
Stop Soldier Suicide

Campaign to Support Stop Soldier Suicide

Help us end Veteran suicide.


Stop Soldier Suicide is the first national Veteran-founded and led non-profit relentlessly dedicated to the epidemic of - and cure for - suicide among Service Members. 

We understand the problems and issues of Military suicide are too complex for a single answer. Our skilled Case Managers find the right solution for each person. 

And it's not a single conversation. We follow up over a two year period help as long as is needed. 

Our evidenced-based approach makes us truly unique. 

And our mission is simple:

We offer empowerment to those who have served and are serving still.

  1. Cassandra Fach
    Cassandra Fach

    Thank you to everyone who donated to Stop Soldier Suicide! COCOs crossing was an amazing event with over 200 swimmers!

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  4. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
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  5. An anonymous donation of $20 has been made
    Good luck.
    almost 2 years ago · Like
  6. David Perez
    David Perez gave a $20 donation
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  7. Benjamin Rowe gave a $25 donation
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  8. Aaron Haskins
    Aaron Haskins gave a $50 donation
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  9. Alexandra  Fach
    Alexandra Fach gave a $10 donation
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  10. Patty Metzger gave a $10 donation
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  11. Sarah Andrews
    Sarah Andrews gave a $50 donation
    Proud of you!!
    almost 2 years ago · Like
  12. Milt Waxman gave a $25 donation
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  13. Jacob Waxman
    Jacob Waxman gave a $20 donation
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  15. An anonymous donation of $50 has been made
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  16. Daniel Pataska
    Daniel Pataska gave a $50 donation
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  17. Steven M Lombardo
    Steven M Lombardo gave a donation
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  18. Lynda Key
    Lynda Key gave a $25 donation
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  19. MARIA ALLEN
    MARIA ALLEN gave a $10 donation
    I really wish I could do more. We ourselves are raising funds for a communication device for our daughter. God Bless you!!
    almost 2 years ago · Like
  20. Colleen Giordano
    Colleen Giordano gave a $25 donation
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  21. Harold Nygren
    Harold Nygren gave a $100 donation
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  22. David Nygren
    David Nygren gave a $100 donation
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  23. Patricia Kean
    Patricia Kean gave a $50 donation
    Happy to support such an important cause and amazing person.
    almost 2 years ago · Like
  24. An anonymous donation of $50 has been made
    Don't break yourself. Please.
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    • Cassandra Fach
      Cassandra Fach

      Run as One with Team Red White and Blue Guam in honor of Marine Clay Hunt who took his life four years ago. Team RWB, Team Rubicon, and The Mission Continues unifies to run around the nation on this day to raise awareness and funds for PTSD research and care.

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  26. An anonymous donation has been made
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  27. Tyler Fach
    Tyler Fach gave a $50 donation
    What a great cause!
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  28. Giovanni Mancini
    Giovanni Mancini gave a $50 donation
    Enjoy the swim. Remember to breathe!
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  29. Martha Armstrong
    Martha Armstrong gave a $50 donation
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  30. Randall Fach
    Randall Fach gave a $125 donation
    Proud of you...as always!
    about 2 years ago · Like
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