The Fundraising Page of Jessica Pedersen

Jessica Pedersen

A Message From Jessica Pedersen

I am the granddaughter of a soldier, a daughter of a marine, a sister to a soldier and marine, a wife of a soldier and a friend to many others who serve. The very thought that one of them could have committed suicide has prompted me to take action. It's utterly shameful that TWENTY-TWO service members commit suicide every. single. day. They are not getting the help they need from the VA. They are not getting resources desperately needed. As a nation, we "love" our military when it comes to combat, but as soon as they're back we forget about them and say, "Get over it. You're not in war anymore."

We're not doing enough. 22 a day. Remember that. We have lost more service members from suicide than we have from the entire Middle East war.

It's now my turn to do what I can. I am running the Glo Run 5k on August 29th this year. It's my "Birthday Run" since my birthday is a day later. However, instead of celebrating the usual way, I wanted a chance to give back. Will you consider partnering with me and donating to my run?! Your donations will go to the Stop Solider Suicide organization to help run their 24/7 Contact Center and grow, as the demand increases every day. They are the 1st national Veteran-founded and non-profit dedicated to preventing suicide in all branches of Active Duty, Veteran communities and families of those who reach out.

I will be filming the race with my GoPro and at every mile marker, I will pay tribute to those who donated on behalf of a Service Member . If you would like to make a donation in honor of a service member, whether fallen or alive, please let me know!! I would love to have you on my team and participate in my race.

I want to raise at least $1000, but I need your help!! Please consider donating and help a fellow service member. They don't just serve, but they are men and women. Fathers and mothers. Friends. Spouses. And they need our help.

Thank you,

Jessica

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. Julie Fackler
    Julie Fackler gave a $60 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
    over 2 years ago · Like
  2. colleen youso
    colleen youso gave a $50 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
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  3. Tracy Dahl
    Tracy Dahl gave a $25 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
    Go get 'em girl!!!
    over 2 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  4. Phillippa Scott
    Phillippa Scott gave a $25 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
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  5. Gretchen Searcy
    Gretchen Searcy gave a $25 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
    Good Luck!!!!
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  6. Jeanne Yohn
    Jeanne Yohn gave a $40 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
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  7. Debbie Biegler
    Debbie Biegler gave a $25 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
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  8. Darran White
    Darran White gave a $25 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
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  9. Stephanie Fleitman
    Stephanie Fleitman gave a $25 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
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  10. David Zitnak
    David Zitnak gave a $100 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
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  11. Michael Heinen
    Michael Heinen gave a $50 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  12. Desiree Sawyer
    Desiree Sawyer gave a $50 donation to support Jessica Pedersen
    My grandfather Clifford "Gene" Foster served in the Korean War. I appreciate your efforts and your sacrifice as a spouse to a service member.
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Jessica Pedersen
      Jessica Pedersen

      Thank you so much Desiree! I will pay tribute too your grandfather in my run and video!

      almost 3 years ago · Like