Please join us on Saturday, June 25, 2022, for the 1st-annual “Walk for Life” 5k charity walk to bring awareness to gun violence and to raise money for Juanita Strong Forever Project, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit in Anchorage, AK as well as partnering with Uvalde Victims Relief Fund. Who actively supports the families of the Robb Elementary School victims whose love ones are being treated at University Health, in San Antonio, Texas. Virtual walkers are also welcome. Please see the Event Details page for more information.

 

With so much negativity being created now it’s time to battle back with Love and Support the JSFP way! Juanita Strong stands “Strong” in her presence of “An Educated Thought Breeds a Successful Mind”! We will be “Breathing Life and Bridging the Gap” back into “OUR” State with one outreached hand at a time! Anger and aggression are a wasted emotion and senseless action.

 

Let’s all gain a higher level of education in our thought process so that our actions are mirrored by intelligence. Gun violence is a real thing and with every event we can become more informed. Allowing us to turn a careless action into an informed and educated thought. We all stress protecting and promoting life instead of taking life in anger! This will be the “1st” of its kind, encompassing a Community Event and Walk!

 

  • In an average year, 173 people die and 332 are wounded by guns in Alaska. Alaska has the 5th highest rate of gun violence in the 

 

  • Every year, an average of 118 people in Alaska die by gun suicides and 55 are wounded by gun suicide attempts—a rate of 15.8 suicides and 7.4 suicide attempts per 100,000 people. Alaska has the 1st-highest rate of gun suicides and gun suicide attempts in the US.

 

  • Guns are the leading cause of death among children and teens in Alaska. In Alaska, an average of 22 children and teens die by guns every year, of which 59% of these deaths are suicides and 26% are homicides. In the US, 35% of all gun deaths among children and teens are suicides and 60% are homicides

 

  • Every year, an average of 46 people in Alaska die by gun homicides and 146 are wounded by gun assaults—a rate of 6.3 homicides and 19.7 assaults per 100,000 people. Alaska has the 7th-highest rate of gun homicides and gun assaults in the US. In Alaska, 67% of all homicides involve a gun, compared to 76% nationwide.

The anchor of JSFP mission is to align our efforts so that they impact underserved communities on a state level. Through programs, workshops, and events, JSFP provides reactive and proactive wholeness and healing through mentoring and peer-to-peer support services to those that have experienced a violent and/or traumatic event

Our goal
$661.00 of $40,000.00 raised