BENEFITING: Life Is Priceless Foundation
EVENT DATE: May 06, 2012
Alyse Tankanow wrote -
Please join me in our fight against suicide and depression as I ride on May 6th, in NYC's Five Boro Bike Tour to raise money for The Life Is Priceless Foundation.
The LIPF was founded by Timothy Price in October of 2011 after his brother David completed suicide on October 15th, 2011. David was only 31 years of age when he took his life in his home in New York City. David was suffering from severe depression, post traumatic stress disorder and “survivors guilt” since the loss of his mother Elaine Price in September of 2009. While Timothy was an active participant in David’s therapy, he realized that David’s particular conditions were extremely difficult to treat clinically. After David’s suicide Timothy realized that more could be done and as a first step asked that donations be made, to what would become LIPF, in lieu of flowers at his funeral.
We believe that if we can even save one persons life, then perhaps David’s sacrifice will provide some justification to his pre-mature death.
✦To provide grants to the medical community for the research, diagnosis and treatment of people who suffer from severe depression.
✦To provide financial assistance to organizations and individuals who actively play a role in suicide prevention
✦To help educate and provide guidance and coping skills to sufferers, families and friends, who are troubled by depression and suicidal thoughts