Monday, October 8, 2012

Rachel's Crusade

One of my favorite things to do with this blog, as you might have noticed by now, is to use it as a platform to help my friends with their assorted causes.  Today, I'm doing a shout-out for my friend Rachel.

Every autumn, Rachel participates in the local Out of the Darkness community walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Every autumn, she sets a fundraising goal and works very hard to reach it.  This year, I'd like to help her accomplish the goal.

The Out of the Darkness walks are designed to raise funds and awareness for the fight to prevent suicide.  It's estimated that here in the United States, one person attempts suicide every minute - and once every 14 minutes, one of them succeeds.

Your contributions to the AFSP are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law, and if you donate online you'll receive an email receipt for your contribution.  Comes in handy at tax time.  If you have questions about things like tax ID numbers and whatnot, check out this page.

Rachel's trying to raise $250.  As of this writing, she's 30% of the way there.  Can you help her reach the 100% mark?  Here's where to go.  Thank you!

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