Sunday, September 25, 2011

#BlueBloggers Raising the Stakes for #SuicidePrevention

Blue-for-Suicide-Prevention During National Suicide Prevention Week, a fellow blogger Cristi of Motherhood Unadorned dyed her hair blue after raising over $1,600 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She's a survivor of suicide and is very passionate about the cause, so much so she inspired others to join her effort and get blue streaks when she reached her goal. Check out photos of some of the #bluebloggers!
I was also inspired.
So I've decided to help take her team's suicide prevention fundraising to the next level. As of today, Team Purposeful Practices/Motherhood Unadorned has raised over $2,100. If they reach $5,000 by their Out of the Darkness Walk in Seattle on October 1st I'm dyeing part of my hair BLUE too ... along with other blogger friends.
Now, you’ve got to understand, this is stepping TOTALLY out of my comfort zone, but this topic is so very important to me. I’ve never known someone to personally commit suicide, but last year my life was directly affected by someone I love who considered it.
To even imagine NOT having this person in my life is beyond belief! When I saw this discussion come up on Twitter asking if we thought those who committed suicide were selfish I knew I needed to jump into the conversation.
I’m so thankful that Cristi has allowed me to jump on the fund raiser at the last minute. Folks, I really don’t want to dye ANY of my hair blue, but for this cause, I will absolutely do it!
Kimberly of All Work & No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something
Zoie of TouchstoneZ
Amber of Thrifty Ninja
Sadie of Randomosity
Jessica of Punk Rock Momma
Brooke of Untrained Hair Mom
Wendy of Super Saver Mama
Jennifer of Makobi Scribe
Becky of What You Talking Bout Willis
Amanda of Midwestern Moms
Darcy from Tales from the Nursery
Jamie of Maxwell’s Mommy
Jen of Life with Levi
Mimi of Woven By Words
So please donate today HERE to any member of Cristi’s team!
This is such an important cause. Over 35,000 people in the U.S. alone die each year by suicide, and worldwide it's estimated at one million lives lost. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide.
Your donation is 100% tax deductible and you'll get me closer to blue! I KNOW you want to see that. Don’t worry, there will be lots of photos.

5 comments:

blueviolet said...

What an incredibly wonderful cause!

LiliumHigh said...

I love this and will try and find a way to donate. I am not working right now, but I'll find a way. This hits me personally as two years ago on July 29th my older brother committed suicide. He was 30yrs old and it shocked us all. Now I am helping to care for the 4 children he left behind and trying to figure out why. I urge anyone to seek help, my brother never did. Thank you all for donating your time, money, and hair!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is such a big problem. I am so glad you are brining it to light.

I am Stumbling it.

Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama said...

I'm so proud of all of you awesome bloggers who are supporting this important cause!

Alison Golden - The Secret Life of a Warrior Woman said...

Great idea, both for raising awareness and money. Sistas are doin' it!

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