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RoseMary Fuss

Team Captain Tommy Fuss Team 2019 Overnight Walk - Boston


February 27 marked yet another anniversary in our journey – the 30thanniversary of Tommy’s birth.  Anticipating his birth date, I was overwhelmed by sadness for what could have been and my heart aches. I am also filled with gratitude for the wonderful 17 years he enriched our lives. Please help me reach my personal fundraising goal of $30,000 this year.

A part of Tommy lives on in me – in my heart and on my mind. His death by suicide and the realization of an underlying mental illness has impacted my life in a powerful way. In the 12 plus years since his death, I have dedicated my time and my resources to raising awareness, suicide prevention and understanding the underlying causes of mental illness. 

This will be my 13thOut of the Darkness Overnight Walk and I remain committed to the mission and work of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The AFSP is empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. Please help me raise funds that will allow the AFSP to continue funding scientific research, educating the public about and advocating for mental health and suicide prevention, and supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide.

Many of you knew Tommy. Many of you have also lost a loved one to suicide. Others have a loved one struggling with mental illness and some of you face your own personal struggle. We can’t bring back those we have lost to suicide, but we can prevent the loss of more precious lives. 

Yes, the statistics are alarming https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/

as is the research and reporting published on a regular basis


But there is hope. Your support of the AFSP brings us closer to achieving the goal of Project 2025, a nationwide initiative to reduce the annual rate of suicide in the US 20% by 2025.

I appreciate your interest and your support. In this year of a 30thanniversary, please help me raise $30,000 to further the mission of the AFSP. 

With heartfelt gratitude and love,