Stories about Fundraising
In 2006, I lost my friend and eighth grade classmate Malaya to suicide. Just a year after Malaya died, AFSP brought the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk to my hometown of New York City for the first time. This year, I’ll participate in my twentieth Overnight Walk. Here are some tips I’ve learned.
Construction has the second highest rate of suicide in the U.S. While we have not historically discussed mental health in construction, we are an industry that truly cares about our employees, and we must create an environment where they can share their emotions and struggles.
Nearly 14 years ago, my family’s life changed forever. On October 1 of 2009, my brother Sean died by suicide. He was 24 years old at the time, and I was only 21. In the weeks, months, and years that followed, each of us processed and worked through that horrible loss in our own ways.
Guaranteed Rate, a leader in retail mortgage lending and digital financial services, raised more than $5 million in just 5 days to make a direct impact on mental health in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Project Healthy Minds and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
Audacy Raises Over $800,000 for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Through 8th Annual “We Can Survive”
Audacy returned to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for its 8th annual “We Can Survive” on October 23. The show, which was hosted by 97.1 NOW (KNOU-FM), featured performances by Coldplay, Maroon 5, Black Eyed Peas, Doja Cat, Shawn Mendes, The Kid LAROI, Saweetie and Young in a Million.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, today announced a $1.25 million contribution to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to help the organization advance its mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Audacy’s Eighth Annual We Can Survive Concert Returns to the Iconic Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, October 23, Continuing Audacy’s Commitment to Normalizing Mental Health Struggles
Audacy has announced the return of its star-studded concert, “We Can Survive,” on Saturday, October 23 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. Performances include the Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Doja Cat, Shawn Mendes, The Kid Laroi and more, in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Once I reached that place of personal emotional stability, I started thinking about ways I could give back to the community that helped me. That’s when the idea for Bake My Day was born.
When you think about mental health, laughter might be the furthest thing that comes to mind. But as a survivor of suicide loss, myself, it was comedy that seemed to play a key role in helping my family heal after we lost my beautiful daughter Raven.
For the past three years, the American Foundation for Suicide’s Minnesota Chapter has been fortunate to partner with a local club to raise awareness about suicide and mental health through our Ride to Fight Suicide Snowmobile Ride.
The #ReleasetheSnyderCut Movement, a global network of fans of the DC Comics and film director Zack Snyder, recently reached the incredible milestone of having raised $500k for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to support AFSP’s mission.
As part of his fundraising efforts for National Suicide Prevention Month, Doug is cycling 1800 miles from the Canadian border to the Mexican border throughout September. His hope is to raise money to help fight suicide, while reminding people that they are never alone, and help is always available.
Coming together to share in the experience of looping the trails of the Preserve in memory of my husband and of all those affected by suicide, was a very powerful moment.
Grandma’s Marathon is a race that takes place along Lake Superior’s beautiful North Shore in Duluth, Minnesota each June.
Every one of us who has the power to be a hero: to help light the way out of darkness.
"It is my hope that we can help others like my brother to keep adventuring instead of choosing to not play the game."
46Climbs is not just and event; it is a community making a difference in raising awareness and preventing suicide.
Trent, like many college students, buried his inner battles. He was climbing a mountain that to him felt insurmountable. To the outside world, he was the posterchild of early collegiate success. To us, he is sorely missed.