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Sun September 17, 2023 San Diego, CA 92107 US Directions


5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA US 92107



We hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. Thank you for inquiring about this important event that holds great significance for our community.

The renowned Ocean Beach burger chain, Hodad's, in collaboration with the esteemed community organization Diamond Minds and the Ryan Bowers Foundation, is hosting a 4-mile Run called "You Are Not Alone." This event aims to commemorate Ryan Bowers and all those who have tragically lost their lives to suicide, as well as to support individuals facing mental health challenges.

The impact of suicide on individuals, families, and communities is immeasurable. It is a topic that often carries a heavy stigma, leaving those affected feeling isolated and alone in their struggles. The "You Are Not Alone" Run seeks to break down these barriers, foster understanding, and promote open conversations about mental health.

Ocean Beach, with its stunning coastline and vibrant community spirit, serves as the perfect backdrop for this meaningful event. The 4-mile Fun Run not only encourages physical activity and well-being but also symbolizes the journey many individuals face when overcoming mental health obstacles. By participating in this event, you have the opportunity to stand together as a community, sending a powerful message of support and empathy to those who need it most.

Hodad's, a beloved Ocean Beach establishment renowned for its mouthwatering burgers, has played an integral role in bringing this event to fruition. Their commitment to community well-being extends beyond their delicious food, as they aim to create an inclusive and compassionate environment. By joining forces with Hodad's, we harness their positive influence and reach a wider audience, spreading the message that no one should face mental health challenges alone.

Diamond Minds, a respected community organization, has dedicated itself to empowering individuals and fostering a strong sense of belonging. Their involvement in the "You Are Not Alone" Run ensures that participants have access to valuable resources and support networks. Together, we can forge connections and build bridges, creating a safety net for those who feel overwhelmed by their mental health struggles.

We must also take a moment to honor the memory of Ryan Bowers, whose untimely passing serves as a reminder of the urgent need to address mental health. Through this event, we honor his life and the lives of countless others who have been affected by suicide. By uniting under the banner of "You Are Not Alone," we stand shoulder to shoulder, providing solace, support, and hope to those who need it most.

We cordially invite you to join us on Sept 17th 2023 at Ocean Beach, California, to make a difference in our community. By participating in the 5-mile Run, you will not only support the cause of suicide prevention but also contribute to breaking the silence surrounding mental health. Your presence will serve as a beacon of hope, reminding others that they are not alone in their struggles and that help is available.

We encourage you to spread the word about this event within your social circles, workplaces, and organizations. Together, we can create a ripple effect of compassion and understanding, reaching individuals who may be silently battling their own mental health challenges. By raising awareness and promoting open dialogue, we can make a lasting impact on our community's well-being.

For more information on how to participate, volunteer, or provide support for the "You Are Not Alone"  Run, please visit our website at 

We eagerly anticipate your involvement and appreciate any assistance you can offer in making this event a resounding success.

Thank you for your time, consideration, and compassion. Together, we can create a community of support and mental health services. 

With love,

The You Are Not Alone event staff.

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