Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
Last year this unfortunate statistic affected our family and the community. We lost a very good person to suicide. His name is Adam Holten. Adam affected many people’s lives with his smile, his laughter, his handshakes and his ability to reach out and lift other people up.
Since his passing we have created Strides for Adam, a non-profit, in his name and we are coordinating a 5K race to raise funds to continue his legacy of service to others and keep his memory alive.