Bringing Awareness To Suicide Prevention!
It hits every race, religion and age, those rich and those poor. It hit our neighborhood Dairy Queen in Naperville, IL. In Jonathan Kaden’s second year working for Karen, he died by suicide on July 29, 2011, and she hasn’t forgotten. Jonathan wanted to be a photojournalist. Few knew he struggled with depression. We must bring awareness to this rising issue of teen suicide and put an end to this epidemic.
Proceeds from this year’s event will go to Hope for the Day, a non-profit organization that achieves proactive suicide prevention through outreach and mental health education. Our main concern is the youth suicide numbers affecting our community. Suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst 12 to 24-year-olds. While HFTD is a Chicago based organization, they have agreed to earmark the proceeds for education in greater Dupage area. They are currently involved in the Youth in Crisis Coalition and working hard to infiltrate our school districts.
Let us address this epidemic by listening and learning from HFTD! We all have the ability to see the signs, speak up, and share resources to help any child that shows signs of suicide. The only way to prevent suicide is the knowledge and understanding of how to address it. We need to support one another! Let us start the awareness by spending a day golfing for a life!
Thank you for your consideration, Karen Maloney, DQ Owner & Operator & her Dilly Bar Crew.
Memorialize someone you’ve lost to Suicide by purchasing this yard sign for only $10. All signs will be posted at the event; purchasers may take the sign after the outing. Let’s continue to bring Awareness!