Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Hello Everyone -
As most of you know, I lost my amazing brother, Mark Revers, to suicide, 3 years ago. It was a devastating death for all of us to recover from. Due to Mark's death, my family and I have become huge supporters of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP). They are a not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing Suicide, through research, education and advocacy, and reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by Suicide. As much as I wish AFSP was not part of our lives due to being touched directly by Suicide, I am so proud to raise money and offer support to this outstanding organization.
On September 23rd, we walk with thousands of Chicagoan's, who have also been touched by Suicide, to raise awareness among the streets of Chicago. We walk in numbers to give strength to each other as well as let others know we are here. Please join my family and I on our walk this year by joining our team ,"Forever Mark". and please give to our cause. Almost all of us have people in our lives with Mental Illness' or know others who have Died by Suicide. As a collective society we can help erase the stigma associated with Mental Illness and Suicide, as well as give research dollars that will make a difference to those that are suffering.
To make this year especially enticing to give, Joe and I will be matching dollar for dollar the first $10,000 that are raised, to help meet our goal of $20,000 this year. Please join us in this effort. If nothing else, we all know, giving feels good.
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.