To honor those who have died by suicide and those who are forever affected by suicide, the first annual Poppy's Run For Life will be held on March 26, 2023 at Hennessy Park (next to Saint Arnold Brewery) in Houston, Texas. All proceeds from the run will be donated to the suicide prevention and awareness programs and services at Jewish Family Services and the Montrose Center. Poppy’s Run for Life is recognized as a 501(c) 3 charity by the IRS.
Caryn Honig is the founder and director of Poppy's Run For Life. Caryn's father and grandfather both died by suicide, forever changing her life as well as the lives of family, friends and loved ones. They are not alone. Suicide is on the rise and is a leading cause of death in the US with 45,979 deaths in 2020. This is about one death every 11 minutes. The number of people who attempt or think about suicide is even higher. Suicide affects the health and well-being of surviving family, friends, co-workers, loved ones and the community.
Please join in supporting the efforts to increase prevention, education and awareness so that those suffering with a mental illness will seek help.