Thank you for taking the time to find my AFSP fundraising page. In June of 2009, I lost my Mom, Sarrah Kurth, to suicide, and it has had a profound effect on my life and who I am. Nine years has flown by in the blink of an eye. I miss her very much every day. She was so creative and talented...cooking, baking, sewing, anything artistic and if she didn't know how to do something she figured it out and not only did it but did it very well. Very independent. I feel like a huge piece of my life foundation is gone and I want to help others avoid this type of unbearable pain that my family and I have experienced. With all of life's changes, my children getting older, it makes me pause frequently. I miss the experiences we did not get to share. I am committed to do all I can to help raise funds for prevention, education and research of this very serious and devastating issue, so that others can avoid experiencing this pain.
"Be kind to yourself and others, you never know what someone else is going through."
Please join me at the walk or if you cannot make it, please consider donating to this Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk and HELP raise AWARENESS and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new RESEARCH, create EDUCATIONAL programs, advocate for PUBLIC POLICY, and support SURVIVORS of suicide loss. So many great programs are funded through the AFSP and they are the leader in the fight against suicide. This is an overwhelming issue and you can help save a life and make a difference.
Your support more than words can say. It is greatly appreciated.