Join Us in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
We are walking in the Out of the Darkness Burlington County Walk to fight suicide, to honor our daughter's memory, and to support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.
Our daughter, Katie Broeker, passed away on March 5, 2015 at the age of 21. A graduate of Lenape High School and the Mill Creek School in Philadelphia, Katie found her calling in the summer of 2011 when she became an Emergency Medical Technician at Mount Laurel EMS. A devoted member of the MLEMS team, Katie’s dedication and skill as an EMT were recognized multiple times at both the state and local levels. At the time of her passing, while still an active volunteer with MLEMS, Katie was a student at the Virtua School of Paramedic Medicine and Camden County College and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill. Devoted to both improving and saving lives in both her personal and professional endeavors, Katie was unable to save herself. She had bravely struggled with clinical depression since high school, but tragically succumbed to the insidious effects of this all too common disease by taking her own life.
Although it is too late to save Katie's life, we hope to help save the lives of others by supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Please help us reach our goal by clicking the "Donate" button on this page. All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide.
Special thanks to our national Out of the Darkness Walks sponsor
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in our latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.