Laps for Life
Laps For Life is a powerful, positive event focused on changing the conversation about teenage mental health. We believe that with openness, love, and community support, we can have the courage to talk about our struggles and loss and become healthier together.
Part resource fair and part walk/run fundraiser, Laps for Life, is hosted by our school with the dual purpose of promoting mental health and preventing teen suicide. The event was created in 2012, following the heartbreaking suicide of De La Salle student Tyler Bunn, and is dedicated to him.
Over the past 12 years, we have contributed nearly $16,000 to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the Contra Costa County Crisis Center, BeingWellCa, and Bring Change 2 Mind.
The 13th Annual Laps for Life Event will be held at De La Salle High School on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 9 am.
All proceeds from the 2024 event will be donated to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Greater San Francisco Chapter to support suicide research, mental health resources, and treatment.
In June 2011, our community tragically lost Spartan Brother Tyler Bunn to suicide. The news left us shocked and heartbroken. In order to show support and raise awareness for the topic of teen suicide, a "Tyler Bunn Run" (later renamed "Laps for Life") was held on March 2012. Wristbands were sold for $5 to tangibly show support for all who have been lost to suicide. Students, teachers, and the community at large became passionately involved with the event, and over $ 3,000 was raised and donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) that year.
Click here to learn about the research and advocacy AFSP has done regarding suicide and ways to prevent it.
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