Whether you are a fundraising novice or a seasoned pro, each Walker receives a Coach that will serve as your personal fundraising consultant. You’ll meet your minimum, and you’ll be inspired by the support of your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
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EVERY $10: AFSP distributes one Depression and Bipolar Awareness educational program (DVD).
EVERY $50: AFSP provides educational materials to 25 people. If just one person seeks help after reading these materials, a life could be saved for less than the cost of dinner and a movie.
EVERY $100: AFSP educates a mental health professional or primary care physician about the warning signs of suicide. Each of them in turn, will reach and inform hundreds - maybe thousands – of people.
EVERY $250: Enables AFSP to recruit and train a volunteer field advocate who can then educate Federal, State and local elected officials about suicide prevention.
EVERY $500: Trains a new Survivor of Suicide support group facilitator. Each new facilitator will bring group members together with other survivors. Together, they will see that they are not alone.
EVERY $1,000: Funds a year of research into the genetic, biological or behavioral factors that contribute to suicide when added to $1,000 from 44 other walkers. The number of lives potentially saved by this research is incalculable.
EVERY $5,000: Places AFSP’s innovative Interactive Screening Program (ISP) at a college or university to identify at risk students and get them into treatment.
Every dollar you raise will help you save the life of a child, a parent, a sibling or a close friend.
The fight to prevent suicide needs leaders. We need our North Stars. Set your fundraising goal to $10,000 and show us the difference one person can make.
North Star Perks:
Top fundraisers will receive additional recognition and rewards:
An invitation to the 2015 Annual Lifesavers Dinner. Includes hotel stay for you and a guest.