FATU'S MEMORIAL 5K
Join us as we complete a 5k (3.017 miles) in memory of Nicholas Fatu Sevelo. We are coming together to celebrate Fatu's life and raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health and we want YOU (and all of your friends and family) to be a part of it. So grab your headphones, lace up those shoes, and get ready to run, jog, or walk- we're going virtual.
Here's how it works. Fatu's Memorial 5k will take place on Saturday November 14, 2020. Since this race is virtual, you can walk or run your way through the 5k in your preferred location, such as a trail, a treadmill, a track, a park, etc. The course will be one that YOU create, just as long as the route you've chosen is safe!
Show up for Fatu, for yourself, or a loved one. We want to come together to recognize and honor Fatu and those you love, raise awareness for suicide prevention, support one another, and create hope for the future.
Share with us and others how your run goes. Post in our Facebook group or use #FatusMemorial5k on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and let everyone know you ran for a great cause.
Grab a T-shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie for the 5k here!
We'll be listening to this Spotify playlist on race day. Feel free to listen along with us here!
NICHOLAS FATU SEVELO
Nicholas Fatu Sevelo, known to most as Fatu, was a loving son, brother, and uncle. He enjoyed playing sports such as wrestling, football, and rugby. He was a great teammate and an even better friend. Whether it was his hilarious rap freestyles or a quote from his favorite Samuel L. Jackson movie, Fatu was always a source of love and laughter. He had this special ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life. His jovial demeanor had a way of making you feel safe and accepted. Those lucky enough to have known him, know just how special he was.
On Nov 9, 2016, for reasons we will never know, Fatu took his own life. Every year when November comes around, it is always a difficult time. The pain of not having Fatu here with us magnifies. It is a pain we do not wish on anyone. A pain we hope we can prevent for others. Fatu’s Memorial 5k was created not only to keep his memory alive, but to reach out to those affected by suicide and mental health issues. Let us walk together in solidarity for those we’ve lost, for those struggling, and for those who silently fight every day to survive.
All entry fees, donations, and T-shirt sales will be used to promote the mental health and well being of people in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual's health and well-being.