A Night to Fight Suicide in New York


Event hosted by Actor, Writer, Comedian Chris Gethard

NEW YORK (April 20, 2017) – The nation’s largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), invites you to photograph our 29th Annual Lifesavers Gala in New York City. Hosted this year by comedian Chris Gethard, this night will honor those who have made great contributions in the past year to suicide prevention.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:15 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway and 60th Street
New York, NY 10019

Chris Gethard, Comedian, and the host of The Chris Gethard Show, the Beautiful/Anonymous podcast, and the star of Career Suicide

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• The Public Service Award, Instagram
• The Champion Award, Representative Tim Murphy (PA)
• The Survivor Award, Allison Schmitt, Olympic Swimmer
• The Research Award, Joan Asarnow, Ph.D.

Media must RSVP for this event. Please email aobrien@afsp.org


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. AFSP celebrates 30 years of service to the suicide prevention movement. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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For media requests: Alexis O’Brien, AFSP Public Relations Director, 347-826-3577, aobrien@afsp.org


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