CIFC: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The Aug/Sept Check in for Charity will support The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an organization that takes a proactive effort to raising awareness of suicidal behaviors. This group focuses on reducing social stigmas by bringing attention to suicide statistics and sociology, plus teaching society how to engage in encouraging positive dialogue as a means of preventing suicide. Many are afraid to talk about or acknowledge suicide, but how can we not acknowledge one of the leading causes of death? Each year suicide claims the lives of 44,000 people in the US alone. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises awareness and funds scientific research and aid to those affected by suicide.
As September is suicide awareness month, SIN will be donating to this charity in memory of Vi Fabrizo, Coach Alisha's brother.