annual ride for suicide prevention
What we have done
PAIN TO POWER of Maine’s annual “Ride For Suicide” fundraising event helps those affected by a loved one’s suicide and also helps to bring awareness to our communities. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), after accidents and homicide. It’s also thought that at least 25 attempts are made for every completed teen suicide.
Our “RIDE FOR SUICIDE” program has donated thousands of dollars to help families of suicide victims. We have been there ourselves and know first-hand the emotional, mental and physical toll this tragic event can have on family members lives. In a way, providing this program is as therapeutic for us as it is for the families that we have helped. It also helps to us promote suicide awareness in our communities.
Pain To Power in the local news
Riding for suicide awareness
SUN JOURNAL By Russ Dillingham
Some of the several hundred motorcycles participating in Sunday’s Ride for Suicide make their way up Center Street in Auburn. Read More
Motorists ride through Lewiston-Auburn area for “Power Suicide Awareness” event
Hundreds of motorcycles hit the streets in the Lewiston-Auburn area to spread awareness about suicide.See video here… Read More
Ride for Suicide raises awareness
NEWS CENTER MAINE
Hundreds of people gathered at the Auburn Mall Sunday to take part in the first annual Ride for Suicide. Read More
Ride for Suicide founder hopes 2nd year continues discussion
SUN JOURNALBy Kathryn Skelton
With the second anniversary of his father’s death approaching, Nick Danforth decided last summer to organize the first Ride for Suicide in just four weeks. Read More