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Sue Finley

A Message From Sue Finley

My very first crush started in the second grade. I remember the day I fell in love with the soldier who read us “Koko’s Kitten” during storytime. I sat right in front and admired his combat boots, the fatigues, and the little patches sewn into them. As a small little girl, Les (an army combat medic during the Gulf War), appeared to be the strongest man I’d EVER seen! Most of all, I remember his voice as he told the story– kind and gentle. 25 years later, my love for our veterans and the men and women who serve our country has continued to grow. Unfortunately, too many veterans struggle with fighting another kind of warfare– the battles held within the confines of their minds. I believe that this is a condition often paired with shame–not enough is spoken about the lethal nature of the emotional effects of trauma experienced long after the physical threat is gone. Untreated PTSD has taken the lives of many individuals who have already suffered enough. This summer I am running in the efforts to raise awareness on the importance of utilizing RESEARCH & EDUCATION in treating those who suffer from PTSD. I’ll enter races up to a distance of .5 marathon. My first race of the summer is Memorial Day weekend in honor of our fallen heroes. I selected Stop Soldier Suicide as a cause to support based upon my own interest in the military, my personal struggles and dedication to live a meaningful life, and the good things I see SSS doing to help those who sacrifice their own lives to save the lives of others every day. Please support me in my efforts to raise awareness and spread kindness.

RUN FOR LIFE

About This Campaign

Find a local run (or any run or marathon for that matter) that you want to run in. Do it for Stop Soldier Suicide and get sponsors to back you. Start your Run For Life campaign here to get started. You can even just run on your own or challenge friends or run in honor of a Veteran you have lost to suicide. Money you raise from sponsors means we keep saving lives and growing our Contact Center capabilities. We'll even send you a Run for Life tshirt to wear on race day.
  1. michael stern
    michael stern gave a $100 donation to support Sue Finley
    about 2 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  2. Sue Finley
    Sue Finley gave a $400 donation to support Sue Finley
    Generously donated by friends and family of Sue Finley with Love.
    over 2 years ago · Like
  3. Sue Finley
    Sue Finley

    Hi supporters: Today's race was a success! Conquer The Run -Memorial Day Weekend (Playa Del Rey) in honor of our fallen heroes

    I came in 2nd (10K) in the women's category with a time of 53:05.

    My next scheduled race is June 13--an 8 mile run to the Hollywood Sign. See below:
    http://ymcala.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1130&pg=entry

    We're raising awareness together, and lessening the stigma often tied to PTSD a little more each day. THANK YOU!

    over 2 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  4. Kevin Zempko
    Kevin Zempko gave a $50 donation to support Sue Finley
    AWESOME cause & good luck lady! Semper Fidelis --KZ.
    almost 3 years ago · Like
    • Sue Finley
      Sue Finley

      THANK YOU, Kevin! And thank you for your service. Semper Fi !

      almost 3 years ago · Like
  5. Livius Bossanyi
    Livius Bossanyi gave a $25 donation to support Sue Finley
    almost 3 years ago · Like
    • Sue Finley
      Sue Finley

      THANK YOU, Livius! And thank you for your service. Much appreciated!

      almost 3 years ago · Like
  6. Sue Finley
    Sue Finley

    "Everyone can do more, with and for our veterans. This has to be a national mission."

    — President Obama

    almost 3 years ago · Like
  7. Denise Finley
    Denise Finley gave a donation to support Sue Finley
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Sue Finley
      Sue Finley

      thank you for your donation. My first race is Memorial Day weekend. In honor of our fallen heroes. And all others who suffer from untreated PTSD and have taken their lives

      almost 3 years ago · Like
  8. Sue Finley
    Sue Finley

    ...when you silence my words my actions get louder

    almost 3 years ago · Like
  9. Sue Finley
    Sue Finley
    almost 3 years ago · Like
  10. Joey Mosca gave a $25 donation to support Sue Finley
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Sue Finley
      Sue Finley

      Thank you Joey. I love you. --Auntie Susan

      almost 3 years ago · Like
  11. Sue Finley
    Sue Finley

    PTSD doesn't quit when it's cold and rainy so neither should my workouts happy Friday!! 2 weeks till my first race.

    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  12. Leiza crezee
    Leiza crezee gave a $25 donation to support Sue Finley
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Sue Finley
      Sue Finley

      thank you so much Leiza for your contribution. We will honor Ronnie's dad on race day

      almost 3 years ago · Like
  13. An anonymous donation of $50 has been made to support Sue Finley
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Sue Finley
      Sue Finley

      Wonderful, thank you so much!!!

      almost 3 years ago · Like
  14. Julia Finley Mosca
    Julia Finley Mosca gave a $20 donation to support Sue Finley
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  15. Sue Finley
    Sue Finley

    I love the military and especially my friends who are Vets. 2.5 weeks till my first race of the summer season in memory of soldiers

    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  16. Sue Finley