A personal campaign sponsored by Stacy Griffin
March 19, 2017
I am excited to announce my campaign fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I chose this charity because I have experienced the devastating effects anxiety/depression can have on someone's life. Everyone has their own mountain to climb and for those suffering from depression, every single day starts with a "climb" out of bed only to be confronted by more mountains. Beginning June 3rd, I will begin a trek with TeamMountain.org up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. This climb will be both physically and mentally challenging. It will require a positive attitude, determination, and patience. I have learned that these 3 characteristics, especially patience, are key in handling your own anxiety/depression as well as when supporting a loved one. By climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, I hope to make others feel empowered to take care of themselves and create empathy for people in the grips of depression. Please take a quick moment and make a donation to this awesome charity. Every dollar goes to the charity - none goes to funding my trip or TeamMountain.org. Thank you all in advance for your kind donations!