In 2009, more than 1,000 participants from Greater Philadelphia took steps to help save lives by walking in one of the 192 Out of the Darkness Community Walk locations in the U.S. Together, participants raised nearly $90,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). This year, the Philadelphia walk will take place on October 3, 2010 at the Philadelphia Art Museum starting at 11 a.m., registration starts at 9:00, in hopes of creating awareness and more funds for programs and services within our local community.
With the help of sponsors like you, Philadelphia can hit the $100,000 mark! As our signature event, the community walks are designed to help raise both awareness and funds for research and treatment for those with depression and that are suicidal. This is your invitation to become a sponsor, and join us in the fight against mental illnesses.
AFSP is the leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide. Since 1987, AFSP has supported research that is improving our understanding of suicide and its prevention. Since 2000, AFSP has invested over $9.5 million in new studies, as well as provided education and information through public workshops, trainings, videos, publications and public service announcements.
I hope you consider this opportunity. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 215-356-0195. Thank you for your time and consideration. Please join us in bringing mental health out of the darkness!
478 Evergreen ave– Philadelphia, PA 19128 – 215-356-0195