I am so pleased that the following event will take place this Sunday in San FRANCISCO.
Those who can, and do nothing or even not enough to prevent suicide and save lives, have blood on their hands. The City of San Francisco is one, but there are others who have not done all in their powers to avoid the senseless and avoidable tragedy of suicide.
Go Dear Friends in San Francisco, set a few pants on FIRE!!!
As on fire as our hearts are with the never-ending sorrow of our losses!!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Hands Across The Bridge” – A Human Suicide Barrier
SUNDAY June 12th 2011 – 9AM
Ft Winfield Scott – Presidio/Golden Gate Bridge
More than two hundred people are expected to meet at Ft Winfield Scott at the Presidio on Sunday June 12th at 9AM. They will then walk onto the Golden Gate Bridge at 10AM to form “Hands across the Bridge” – a human suicide barrier.
This is not a demonstration but rather an expression of love and frustration.
This dedicated group, some of whom have lost loved ones to suicide on this bridge will join hands for fifteen minutes as a tribute to all who have lost their lives.
The Golden Gate Bridge is the last landmark in the world without suicide protection and approximately every ten days there is a death by suicide.
Most recently, fifteen year-old Allison Bayliss, of Danville, was seen walking onto the bridge but not walking off. She is presumed to have jumped from the bridge.
Friends and family members of Allison and many others feel the time is far past for the approved suicide net to be put in place so these deaths can be prevented in the future.
For more information before the event please contact:
Erika or John Brooks
Day of the event contact:
Rachel Viegas – 917-568-3038
Erika Brooks – 415-272-7787
Dearest, sweet, young Allison… I am so sorry that you felt you had no other choice, I am so sorry that there was no barrier to prevent your death… Sweet child, I know that it was not death that you wanted… A pair of strong, loving arms and words of hope spoken to your heart:
“Allison, sweetheart, it’ll be alright, you’ll be alright, it’ll all work out, you’ll see…”
Rest in Peace little Angel, it’ll be alright.
Dear Allison Parents, we’ll all be alright, in time.
All my love,
Esmeralda, Andrew’s Mummy