I will be joining with thousands of people nationwide this fall to walk in AFSP's Hampton Roads VA Walk Out of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I would appreciate any support that you give me for this worthwhile cause.
This event will be the second walk for my family and me. We are walking in memory of my brother, Kevin D. Schaefer, who we lost to suicide on 02.27.13 at the age of 29 years young.
Suicide, depression, and the loss of my brother has left a footprint on who we are as family unit. It's not something we can proudly say however it is something that we would like to use as an opportunity to help others out of their tragic down spiral and to help families cope. By doing this, we hold our heads high knowing that we can try to make a difference.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 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.
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