Whether you are a fundraising novice or a seasoned pro, each Walker receives a Coach that will serve as your personal fundraising consultant. You’ll meet your minimum, and you’ll be inspired by the support of your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
Here are some fundraising tips:
When you register you will gain access to your Overnight Coach, sample letters, fundraising event plans, and more.
EVERY $10 – Distributes one Depression and Bipolar Awareness educational program (DVD).
EVERY $50 - Provides AFSP educational materials to 25 people. If just one person seeks help after reading these materials, a life could be saved for less than the cost of dinner and a movie.
EVERY $100 - Covers the cost of More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention and Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel (DVD and supporting program).
EVERY $250 - Enables AFSP to recruit and train a volunteer field advocate who can then educate Federal, State and local elected officials about suicide prevention.
EVERY $500 - Trains a new Survivor of Suicide support group facilitator. Each new group assists newly bereaved survivors and helps them see that they are not alone.
EVERY $1,000 - Combined with $1,000 from 7 other Walkers, develops an educational product for individuals and families to use as a resource for people who have been suicidal or had a recent suicide attempt.
EVERY $2,500 – Funds a year of research into the genetic, biological or behavioral factors that contribute to suicide when added to $2,500 from 17 other Walkers. The number of lives potentially saved by this research is incalculable.
EVERY $5,000 – Places AFSP’s groundbreaking Interactive Screening Program (ISP) at a college or university. By proactively engaging those in need, the ISP supports student mental health and helps create a culture that recognizes that stress and depression are common and treatable problems in today’s world.
Every dollar you raise will help you save the life of a child, a parent, a sibling or a close friend.
The fight to prevent suicide needs leaders. We need our North Stars. Set your fundraising goal to $10,000 and show us the difference one person can make.
North Star Perks*:
Top 5 fundraisers will receive additional recognition and rewards:
An invitation to the 2025 Annual Lifesavers Gala. Includes hotel stay for you and a guest. AFSP reserves the right to host an in-person Gala or to postpone, depending on COVID-19. Safety is our top priority.