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Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide Selected as Official Charity

CARMEL, Ind. (Jan. 25, 2019) – Carmel-based CRRG Events announced the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide (ICPYAS) as the Official Charity for the 2019 Carmel Marathon Weekend, held on Saturday, March 30. ICPYAS, formerly known as Chaucie’s Place, focuses on the prevention of youth abuse and suicide across Indiana.As the Official Charity, ICPYAS will receive a variety of benefits including a cash donation that will underwrite the cost of in-school programming in seven new schools outside of Hamilton County.

“We are honored to be partnered with this year’s Carmel Marathon Weekend, and are eager to spread the word about our mission here at the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide,” said ICPYAS Executive Director Melissa Peregrin. “This partnership will enable us to start programs in seven additional Indiana schools in 2019, helping us take our message of hope to that many more Indiana children.”

The ICPYAS recently changed its name to better reflect the increased need throughout the state of Indiana for the important work the organization is doing in the area of teen suicide prevention. The organization has expanded its reach beyond Hamilton County and the new name and branding reflects the broader vision that will impact youth across the state.

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to partner with an organization doing such vital work for our state’s youth,” said Carmel Marathon Race Director Todd Oliver. “Our team works year-round to promote healthy lives through fitness and we feel that a partnership with an organization promoting healthy lives in youth through mental health is a natural fit.”

To learn more about the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide visit To register or volunteer for the Carmel Marathon Weekend, please visit

About the Carmel Marathon Weekend:

The ninth annual Carmel Marathon Weekend on March 30, 2019 will feature a full Marathon, the Drewry Simmons Vorhemn Half Marathon, the Indiana Spine Group 10K, the Indiana Members Credit Union 5K and a marathon relay. The event offers a fast course (certified Boston Qualifier) through scenic roads and paved trails in the popular Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, Ind. For more information, please visit

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