Support A Walk for our Ruth as we walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk
Last Wednesday we unexpectedly lost someone very special in our lives, Ruth Upadhyaya. As we gather together as a church and youth community to mourn, we often wonder what we can do in the wake of such a tragedy to help. Here's your chance to help: join our team or donate to a team member that will be walking in honor of Ruth on Saturday September 23rd from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at Avery Field at Grant Park in Chicago.
Out of the Darkness walks are organized to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention as well as honoring lives that have been lost due to suicide. Let's show Ruth some of the love that she showed us by honoring her life in this walk. Our overall fundraising goal for our group is $5,000 and any support would be deeply appreciated! If you have any questions please contact Maggie Specht (847-337-6306). Thank you in advanced for joining the team or donating to our cause! More info on how to donate or join follows:
We are joining the community of nearly 250,000 people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to a team member
To donate online, please select "Roster" and then choose one of the team members listed. Once you're on their page, click "Donate Now." Donations can only be made to individuals, but the total each participant raises goes toward our team goal.
All donations are 100% tax deductible and will help bring AFSP one step closer to achieving their bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.
You can also support us by registering to walk with our team - just click the "join our team" button above.
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.