World Suicide Prevention Day – 10 September, 2014 Cycle Around the Globe
Following last year’s pilot cycle activity, IASP is again this year hosting Cycle Around the Globe for World Suicide Prevention Day. This year, it is free to participate; all you need is access to a bicycle.
The challenge is to collectively cycle the circumference of the globe, 40,075 km or 24,900 miles, and to have participants cycling on every continent. Please join us; it does not matter how far you can cycle; every km or mile will help and there are no limits, you can cycle at home, in the gym or outdoors.
This activity is all about the global community spreading awareness of the importance of suicide prevention. This year’s theme for World Suicide Prevention Day is Suicide Prevention: One World Connected, and this is an activity that connects us in our purpose.
You may wish to take this opportunity to raise money for your local or national suicide prevention charity or similar organization. A sponsorship form is available below to print off to help you collect donations. If you wish to donate to IASP, all donations would be gratefully received.
Also below is an Official Participant label, which can be printed off and attached to your top whilst you are cycling, and a Certificate, which can be printed and filled in once you have completed your cycle. If you are arranging a group activity you may wish to hand out the labels to your group, at the start and, certificates at the finish.
This is a great opportunity to spread the word of suicide prevention. We have WSPD banners and Light a Candle postcards in many different languages on our website http://www.iasp.info/wspd, which can be printed and handed out, as well as lots more information on World Suicide Prevention Day.
We will, of course, be spreading the word on social media as much as possible. Please let us know how you get on, send in your photos and confirm how far you cycled and we will try to put together a total distance. We would also appreciate your support in promoting the cycle. Please tell others about the activity and encourage them to join in and, if you use social media please feel free to spread the word.
Join us and Cycle for WSPD and show the world that we are all connected in the aim of preventing suicide.