Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
It has been seven years since my husband, David Lee Werner, died by suicide. Dave was a gracious and kind gentleman, who was quick with a joke or a funny song and could light up a room. Dave was incredibly smart, impeccably dressed, had a sharp wit and loved his family, his home state of Iowa, comedy and politics. And while a day cannot pass without my thinking of or missing my Davie, I am very grateful for the time we had together and the opportunity to love him wholeheartedly. I miss him dearly and invite you to join me in remembrance of him at the annual Suicide Prevention walk (which is being held virtually this year).
The “Walking 4 Werner” team will be part of a community of walkers participating from all over the country in the 2020 Washington, DC Out of the Darkness Experience on Saturday, October 24.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been sponsoring Out of the Darkness Walks for a number of years and as a result, our team will be part of a community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities and towns across the country. Our overall mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Additionally… This is my second year as the Volunteer Chair for the Washington, DC Out of the Darkness Walk. My volunteer work with AFSP and as the WDC Walk Chair is in honor of Dave and all of those who have helped me on this incredibly difficult, painful and unexpected journey (which includes so many of you!). Your love, kindness and support have truly been life-saving to me. I hope to carry that life-affirming message of hope forward to others who have found themselves on this unexpected journey and, if possible, save lives through the education, research and awareness produced by the donations raised through this AFSP event and others like it.
I'm participating in the Out of the Darkness Washington DC Experience to fight suicide and support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.
Please help me reach my 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.