As many of my Facebook friends know, I have been working hard to raise money for the Out of the Darkness Walk organized by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.  Last year was the first time I had participated.  It was very moving with tributes to too many kids in our area who had taken their own lives, including my brother Sean.

Unfortunately, my Uncle passed away two weeks ago and I must attend a memorial service on the same day to celebrate his life.  While it is important for me to be there for my family during this time I cannot help but want to be at the walk as well.

I am so proud to say that we had organized a team of 12 (up from five last year) and created t-shirts to honor my brother.  The team has also raised more money that I had expected as one of the top five fundraisers.  With the help of many friends and family members I exceeded my goal of $750 as well!

I would like to thank the team: The Coyne’s, The McGackin’s, Melissa, and Janine.  Thank you for raising money, wearing your shirts proudly that day and walking.  I will be thinking of you all on Saturday!

Please consider donating to this great cause that educates our communities to prevent loss of our loved ones:

The t-shirts


*Big thanks to Kathleen Beck for the design.  Go to for your marketing needs!

Lastly, I strongly urge my readers to become an organ donor if you are not already.  People are losing loved ones because organs are not available.  For more information go to:

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