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Bridget McCarthy

Team Captain Team Riley Greater Los Angeles Santa Monica Walk


My goal is to walk 500 miles in 3 months and raise $10 per mile.  Please help me reach my 500 mile = $5000 goal

My name is Bridget.  I lost my son, Riley Chart, to suicide on September 16th, 2020, less than two weeks after his 16th birthday.  

Check out -, in memory of my exceptional son. 

I have found the best way to navigate these dark waters is to connect with and help others.  I met other moms who have shared a loss. I became an AFSP volunteer, advocate and team Captain.

In April 2021, 'Team Riley' joined AFSP's 'Campus Walks' and walked from Culver City to Santa Monica.  In July 2021, I was appointed AFSP's 'Out Of The Darkness' Sponsorship Committee Chair and I made a YouTube video in support of AFSP's Santa Monica 'Out Of The Darkness Walk' 2021

“What One Mom Did After Losing Her Child to Suicide,” v=1zn2JDZl3zc 

I'm honored to have been appointed co-chair of this years Out Of The Darkness Walk, taking place in Santa Monica on October 22nd.  I'm looking forward to coming together with 'Team Riley' alumni and newcomers to make this our best walk ever!

Please help 'Team Riley' reach its goal by clicking the "Donate" button on this page. All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education and support for those affected by suicide.

Thank you for your generous support!