Maryland Paws for Prevention
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Welcome to the 3nd Annual
Maryland Paws for Prevention Walk
Thank you so very much for registering for the second Maryland Paws for Prevention Walk to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.
To see pictures from our 2019 Maryland Paws for Prevention Walk, click HERE.
Although fundraising is optional and there is no minimum fundraising requirement (and no fee to walk), each dollar raised helps us deliver suicide prevention programs both in Maryland and nationally. With last year's fundraising, our Maryland Chapter was able to educate over 3,000 Marylanders on suicide prevention. We hosted our 4th annual State Capitol Day to talk to legislators about how to reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025. We organized 9 Survivor Day events for those who lost a loved one to suicide. Your donation also contributed to over $6.3 million in scientific research grants awarded by AFSP on a national level.
There are 3 small things you can do to kick-start your fundraising work:
- Personalize your walker page online. Telling your story will make those who see your page feel more emotionally connected to you and the cause. If you're a team captain, be sure to personalize your team page!
- Donate to yourself, even just a modest sum of $10, to show others you are committed to the cause. It's easier to ask others for money if they see you have also donated.
- Share your page and story with others. It's OK to ask for donations! And you may have to ask several times – that’s OK too!
You are also welcome to hold your own third-party fundraiser and use those funds raised toward your individual or team goal. Contact us for supporting your private fundraiser: email@example.com. We can help promote your event to other walkers and supporters.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND SPONSORSHIPS
Starting at only $250, businesses can show their support to the suicide prevention mission by contributing a tax-deductible financial gift as a sponsor. WE also accept in-kind donations and goodies that we can use for challenges or raffle. You have until June 29, 2021 to have your logo added to the Maryland Paws for Prevention Walk T-shirt that will be mailed to everyone who raised $100 or more. For more details, please download and review our sponsorship packet.