The “Team Riley” Suicide Prevention walk that started off at Culver City High School on April 24, 2021 saw 37 volunteers go the full 9 miles to raise more than $12,000 for Suicide Prevention Awareness.
Bridget McCarthy, Riley’s mother and the event organizer offered “Thanks to you, ‘Team Riley’ is the #1 fundraising Campus Walk team in Greater Los Angeles.”
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention confirmed that much of this funding will go towards risk assessment and follow up, a crucial element. Suicide is currently the third leading cause of death among young people age 15 to 24.
McCarthy added “I want to send a special shout out to SAMOHI GSA and CULVER CITY HIGH LGBT clubs. I was so pleased by the support and representation of Riley’s community. I will be forever grateful. Beside the charitable benefits of the walk, we enjoyed meeting neighbors and new friends, your support meant so much.”
To donate to the AFSP, go to https://afsp.org/