I am planning to run Grandma's Marathon in honor of Nate Lindstrom, with his wife Karen (Zimny) Lindstrom on June 19, 2021. We are childhood friends/farm girls from Cyrus, MN. I am raising money for SAVE.
What is SAVE? SAVE is a Minnesota organization that has the following mission: To prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide. SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Their work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can SAVE lives.
SAVE is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and operating under the nonprofit laws of the State of Minnesota. SAVE works at the international, national, state and local levels to prevent suicide using a public health model in suicide prevention; concentrating its efforts on education and awareness. SAVE operates by the guidelines published in the Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Prevent Suicide (1999) and the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2012). Over the years, SAVE’s Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers have included survivors who bring a special affinity for suicide prevention, along with other skills, to ensure organizational growth, development and effective management and operational talents to the agency.