Fundraiser for the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
This Sunday, September 1st, will mark 9 years since my cousin, Dawn, took her own life.
For the past 5 years, I've taken part in an Out Of The Darkness Community Walk, raising almost $32,000 for the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, and I'll be doing so again this year.
I'm a little more than halfway ($5,300) towards my current goal of $10K. It's my loftiest goal ever, because I raised more money last year than ever before, and I'd like to carry the momentum forward.
A bit about the AFSP:
1) The AFSP has set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate in the U.S. 20% by 2025.
2) Over 82% of the funds that the AFSP raises goes towards its program services, paying for things like:
The funding of research for suicide prevention
The creation & distribution of education programs
Advocacy for public policy & legislation that can advance suicide prevention
Supporting survivors of suicide loss
Any and all donations, small or big, would be greatly appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible.
And please check with your employer regarding a company match. I wouldn't have beaten my goal last year, or in years past, without employer matches.
To donate, and to learn more about the AFSP, go here:
Although Dawn could not be saved, I believe that the AFSP's efforts are giving hope to the hopeless, so even if one life is saved, it makes my efforts (and yours) worthwhile.
Thanks for listening.
Sometimes, people deserve more.
Sometimes, people deserve to have their faith rewarded.