NCPD's 2022 S.O.S 5K
The North Coventry Township Police Department is planning to hold its 2nd annual 5k run on October 22, 2022. The goal of this run will again be to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. As you may not be aware, every 11 minutes someone takes their own life in the United States and every 40 seconds a life is lost by suicide worldwide. Sadly, our heroes who stand to protect our communities, die by suicide at a rate which is twice that as the general public. This goes to show that this is a crisis that affects us all. Suicide shows no prejudice and is the 10th leading cause of death in adults and is the 2nd leading cause of death in adolescents. We are looking to come together and spread the word of suicide prevention and help push forward and show we are all in this together. By breaking the stigma related to mental health issues and providing a safe way to discuss and offer assistance to people who are suffering, we can help make a positive impact in the prevention of suicide.
For this run, NCPD will be utilizing the North Coventry Elementary School grounds for the start and finish of the race. We plan to have assets from our community who provide resources in suicide prevention attend the event. We believe this is an issue that affects the whole community, and only as a whole community standing together can we start to make headway in the reduction of suicide rates. Last year with over 100 racers participating, NCPD was able to make a substantial donation to agencies which address the issues of suicide prevention and awareness.
NCPD is looking again for the support from the township and community in making this event another success. If you are interested in getting involved with this event, please contact the North Coventry Township Police Department (610-323-8360).