Christina Malchodi (Secretary and Walk Chair in Bettendorf)
Christina lost her fiancé’ to mental illness and ultimately suicide on December 18th, 2010. In July of 2011, she became involved with a suicide prevention walk in Brimfield, IL. She wanted to bring a similar event to her home town of Galesburg, IL when she came across AFSP. She found out two classmates were in the beginning stages of forming an OOTD walk. She helped them organize a walk in Galesburg. She moved to Iowa and eventually brought a walk to Bettendorf, IA. It is her second year as chair of the Eastern Iowa OOTD walk. Christina is a billing specialist at Kelly’s Home Medical. She was recently married and has six kids between them. She has attended several community outreach events on behalf of AFSP and currently serves on the Community Task Force for the Quad Cities and has helped with the Quad City Survivor Support Group.