Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Support me and my team (not Technology related)

Dear Friends,

I will be joining friends of my brother to walk with thousands of other people in AFSP's 2008 Out of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide. As you might know this is a very personal issue to me, my brother had been missing for over 3.5 years when he left he also left a note alluding to possibility of a suicide. I would appreciate any support that you give me and our walk team for this worthwhile cause.

Some Basic Facts

  • In 1996, more teenagers and young adults died of suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia and influenza, and chronic lung disease combined.
  • In 1996, suicide was the second-leading cause of death among college students, the third-leading cause of death among those aged 15 to 24 years, and the fourth- leading cause of death among those aged 10 to 14 years.

Click here to read my blog dedicated to my brother Arkadiy Tashman 

Unfortunately the teenage suicide rate is rising dramatically every year, Let's all do something about it.

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 32,000 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.

Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation please click the "Support This Participant" button on this page.

If you would like to join or support any other member on our team, you are very welcome http://afsp.donordrive.v b/index.cfm?

Please remember that there is not minimum donation, anything you can.

Thank you


Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. My older brother has made several attempts when he has gone off of his bi-polar medications over the years. Recently, from a new regimine of drugs, he killed his wife. Mental illness is shoved under the carpets and people are rejected by society for having legitimate mental medical issues. People need to learn to get help for those they love before a tragedy occurs.

Anonymous said...

The good result will turn out