Running to raise awareness and support for Firefighter PTSD and Suicide
In 2016, Ryan Mains was diagnosed with PTSD.
In April 2019, his wife called the Illinois Firefighter Peer Support Hotline and later he was admitted to the International Association of Firefighters Center of Excellence for inpatient treatment for his PTSD.
Since coming home from The Center Ryan has been looking for a way to pay forward the help he, and his family, received prior to and after his time there.
On May 22, 2021 Ryan will be running one kilometer for every firefighter who dies by suicide in 2019.
A virtual run will start March 1st for runners no matter where you live who would like to raise money and support alongside us while running to shine a light on this first responder mental health epidemic. Register for the Virtual Run Today!
Help us reach our goal of $10,000 to Support Ryan and Other Firefighters Struggling with PTSD by Donating to Illinois Firefighter Peer Support Below.