This is the 4th year that Jeff and I will be participating in 46 Climbs, an event to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). As many you know, I lost my beloved son, Jason, to suicide in 2007. He was just 32 years old. He had battled valiantly against depression for over 10 years. He was the funniest, most warm hearted, generous person you ever could meet. I miss his beautiful smile and gentle voice every day.
Jason was an avid climber and thoroughly enjoyed taking on the 25 peaks of New Hampshire with his dog, Clayton, and a group of fellow climbers. In 2007, when I heard about 46 Climbs in its inaugural, I knew that I had found the right way to honor Jason's memory and help raise much needed funds for AFSP.
AFSP is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. With more than 38,000 lives lost each year in the U.S. and over one million worldwide, the importance of AFSP's mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent.
I hope you will consider supporting my participation in this event. Donating online is safe and easy. To make an online donation, please click "Support This Participant" button on this page.