Our Campaign Storyends 31 Jul 2020, 11:59 PM
During the Circuit Breaker Measures, there was higher number of cases relating to mental health struggles. Based on statistics from Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), there was an average for 35% increase in calls in the months of March, April and May 2020, as compared to the same period last year.
Endoxos being a community based registered society that promotes functional fitness and overall wellness, this campaign is to raise funds for SOS to support their work in promoting suicide awareness, suicide prevention and other related social concerns.
For every 1 day of Circuit Breaker Measures up to Phase 2 reopening, 1km was computed and with the Phase 2 commencing from 19th June 2020, it would mean a total of 73 days. Hence, the Solidarity March will be a distance of 73Km done by Members of Endoxos, commencing on Sat, 11th July 2020.
Through this March, we aim to raise awareness of Suicide Prevention and appeal to the community, family and friends to donate generously as 100% of amount pledged will be to Samaritans of Singapore.
About The Charity
On average in Singapore, more than 400 lives were lost to suicide annually from 2014 to 2018: that's about 1-2 suicides every day.
According to the WHO, for every suicide death, more than 20 others would have attempted it.
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is the only suicide prevention centre in Singapore. We are a secular non-profit organisation which provides 24-hour confidential emotional support to people thinking about suicide, affected by suicide, or who have difficulty coping during a crisis. We take a holistic approach to suicide work with an emphasis on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
We set out to be an Available Lifeline to Anyone in Crisis as we aim to be the Premiere Organisation in Suicide Prevention in Singapore.
To find out more, visit www.sos.org.sg.