We have been raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. My paralegal Angela lost her son three years ago. Initially, our goal was $2,500. Through Angela’s inspiration… we have raised $9,700 as of 5:45. We have 3 hours and 15 minutes to go…
Will you help?
FROM ANGELA CAHILL:
Erik’s Entourage invites you to walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness Palm Beach County Walk.
Hi. My name is Angela Cahill and I lost my beloved son, Erik Cahill, on 2/9/16 to suicide. Since then, I began walking in the Polk County/Lakeland Out of the Darkness Walk and in previous walks, I have raised over $5,800 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention thanks to the generous support of those in my village. It is comforting to me that there is an awareness of the need for suicide prevention and mental health awareness in our communities. I hope you will join me in my efforts to create a community that is smart about mental health and wellness.
I have walked in Lakeland the past three years because my amazing daughter was the Co-chair of the walk up there and I wanted to support her. This year, for the first time, I am walking in the Palm Beach County Walk, close to home. It’s a little scary…as I don’t know how that will change the support I have received in the past.
Why I Walk
I had to pull myself out of my devastated state and do something positive after my heart and the hearts of many others were completely shattered when my son died by suicide on Feb. 9, 2016. AFSP threw us a lifeline and so I walk to support this fantastic organization, to Honor my son, to save lives, to support survivors, and for my own healing. I believe we can make a difference and create a world that is smarter about mental health, suicide and addiction.
In Loving Memory of Erik Joseph Cahill 3/8/88-2/9/16
I invite my beautiful village that has been so loving and supportive of me as I move through this grief journey to WALK WITH ME. Join Erik’s Entourage. It would fill my heart to have some of my village walking with me this year. My village includes: My Fellow Loss Survivors, My Elk’s Family, My Work Family, My Jupiter Family, My Broward Family and Broward Friends with whom my children grew up. JOIN US.
If you are unable to Walk with us, I would be so grateful if you could support this cause that is so close to my heart and soul.
We are joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to a team member. To donate online, please select “Roster” and then choose one of the team members listed. Once you’re on their page, click “Donate Now.” Donations can only be made to individuals, but the total each participant raises goes toward our team goal.
All donations are 100% tax deductible and will help bring AFSP one step closer to achieving their bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.
You can also support us by registering to walk with our team – just click the “join our team” button above.