Erie, Pennsylvania – October 18, 2021 – Kane Innovations proudly supported the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) during their annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, October 9 in Jamestown, NY. The event was hosted by the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Chautauqua County in conjunction with the Western New York Chapter of the AFSP. Team Kane contributed $1,225 of the over $12,000 in donations raised for this important cause. Fourteen teams and 94 individuals were in attendance including several Kane Innovations employees.
The AFSP describes the Out of the Darkness experience as a journey of remembrance, hope, and support; an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.
About American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
- Funding scientific research
- Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
- Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
- Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide
Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. AFSP celebrates 30 years of service to the suicide prevention movement. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.