Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:23

Pennsylvania Parts Manager Active in Suicide Awareness

Parts and Service Manager Rob Cottle of Stadel Volvo in East Petersburg, PA, will again walk in an 18-mile walk in San Francisco, CA, on June 9 as part of the Out of the Darkness Overnight, an event that raises money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The goal of this journey, which will begin at dusk and finish at dawn, is to raise funds for suicide prevention, mitigate the stigma surrounding suicide and its causes, to encourage those suffering from mental illness to seek treatment, as well as to show support for the families and friends of the 30,000 Americans who die by suicide and the 20 million people that suffer from depression each year.

Cottle is asking for donations and support of this effort. Donations are tax-deductible and can be given at Cottle’s personal fundraising webpage, http://theovernight.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=3848

Cottle is walking as a part of the group called “Remembering Ryan”  and will be walking with his friend Debi, who lost her son by suicide four years ago.

“I hope that you’ll share this incredible journey with me—by supporting me in my fundraising efforts,” said Cottle.

The net donation proceeds will support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s programs and mission.

AFSP is a small foundation, and much of their funding comes from The Overnight.

According to AFSP, “Every dollar you raise will help you save the life of a child, a parent, a sibling or a close friend.”

For more information about AFSP, please visit www.afsp.org. For more information about the Out of the Darkness Overnight please visit www.theovernight.org.

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