Heather Dykstra

Team Captain Matt's Knights 46Climbs

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Dear Friend,

As some of you know, I lost my brother on June 16, 2014 to suicide. Since that day, I have been working on doing what I can to raise awareness and destigmatize suicide and suicidal individuals and increase awareness of the need for mental health treatment. My brother was one of my best friends and biggest supporters and I miss him everyday. After losing him, I realized that there is not a lot of support for those grieving the loss of someone to suicide and one of the reasons is because of the stigma associated with suicide. My goal is to raise money and awareness to help in the fight to help those suffereing from suicidal thoughts recieve the help they need and to spare other families from the pain my family experiences everyday. 

That is why I will be participating in 46 Climbs for Suicide Prevention to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). I would appreciate any support that you give me for this worthwhile cause.

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. Any contribution will help the work of AFSP, and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation please click the "Support This Participant" button on this page.

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention