Fund Raising

Suicide Prevention Center, Inc. (SPC), founded in 1965, is the oldest suicide prevention agency in Ohio and the second oldest in the United States. It has the oldest volunteer-run crisis hotline in the US. Its mission is to save lives threatened by suicide.

Since the loss of public funding in the second half of 1996, SPC has reorganized and established a new funding base. All funding now comes from private foundations, individual donors and fundraising events. The only public monies that SPC receives are donor choice monies from United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (those monies the donor stipulates MUST go to SPC only). While most services still remain free of charge to the client, SPC markets its training workshops.

Your participation in these fundraising events, along with your donations, will help Suicide Prevention Center serve the crisis needs of the people of the greater Miami Valley.

Fundraising Events

20th Annual "Make a Difference...Save a Life!" 5K Race/Walk - April 7, 2018


We invite you, your family and friends to participate in our 19th annual "Make A Difference...Save a Life!" 5K Race/Walk on April 7, 2018 at Dayton VA Medical Center. Registration the day of the race begins at 8:30 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m.

A separate registration form is required for each participant in the Race/Walk.

You may download the race registration form as as a PDF file by clicking 5K RACE/WALK REGISTRATION FORM 2018. Or a Race poster by clicking 5K RACE/WALK POSTER 2018. For those who prefer to register online click on this link, Make a Difference... Save a Life 5K A map of the Dayton VA Medical Center and Bldg. 305 is available by clicking Dayton VA Medical Center Campus Map. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader, you can download the Adobe Acrobat reader by clicking on this link ADOBE.


We invite you to be a Sponsor of our 20th annual 5K Race/Walk. If you would like to be a sponsor our race, please contact us at (937)226-0818 for a form or you can download a sponsor's form as a PDF file by clicking SPONSOR FORM 2018.

To have your logo or information on our T-shirt, we must receive a completed sponsors form and logo by March 21, 2018.

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader, you can download the Adobe Acrobat reader by clicking on this link ADOBE.

Race Day Volunteers

We also need a minimum of 30 volunteers to assist us in the running of the race. Volunteers are needed from approximately 7:30 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. on the day of the race. Volunteer positions include helping register participants, acting as course marshals and handing out water to both runners and walkers during the Race/Walk. If you want to volunteer call, (937)226-0818.

1(800)320-HELP (4357)

(937) 226-0818
FAX - (937) 837-2708

Pet Line:
(937) 837-2683