I got this email today. As a person who has lost at least one friend to suicice, I can attest that any help you can contribute is well appreciated.
Dear SPHS Band Directors,
Last October I lost a family member to suicide. My mother and I have decided to create a team in memory of my great-aunt Marilyn.
I would like permission to post a flyer in the band hall to educate and recruit walkers for our team and to raise donations. Below is the standard donation letter with more info on the community walk.
I will be joining with thousand of people nationwide this fall walking in AFSP’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
My personal fundraising goal is $150.00. I would appreciate any support that you give me for this worthwhile cause.
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 30,000 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. Checks should be made payable to AFSP and are 100% tax deductible.
Thank you for considering this request for your support. If you have any questions about the Out of the Darkness Community Walks or AFSP do not hesitate to contact me.
Please visit my Community Walk fundraising page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal: