Dozens gathered at Raccoon River Park Sunday at an event organized by new Des Moines nonprofi 'No Matter What.'
DES MOINES, Iowa — Caution warning: this article mentions suicide. Help is available by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Caroline Fitzgerald Monson founded No Matter What in March of this year, after she and her family lost her brother, Sean Fitzgerald, to suicide in February.
"The nonprofit started by a saying that my brother said frequently, 'no matter what,'" said Fitzgeral Monson. "The thought behind it is that you are loved no matter what you've done."
The organization hosted their first "Run for a Purpose" 5k on Sunday to help raise awareness for those struggling with mental health issues. Over 100 people registered online, and dozens of participants attended the event held at Racoon River Park in West Des Moines. Supporters heard live music, testimonies from individuals who have lost family members to suicide, and were able to …