As part of World Mental Health Day, I would like to share the event my husband is hosting for his birthday later this year. It is a 2 1/2 hour hockey game to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. All the details are below and please consider donating or pledging!
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Brian Eagan: I know it’s a little early to start making a fuss about my birthday, but it’s World Mental Health Day and there is a tie in so deal with it.
For my birthday this year I’m raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I think at this point most of you know me well enough that I don’t need to re-emphasize why this is such an important cause to me. What I will say is that suicide is the 2nd most common cause of death for people ages 10-34 and the 10th most common cause of death for all Americans. To me this is heartbreaking and totally unacceptable.
So I’m hosting a charity drop-in hockey game. For my friends who don’t play and would like to contribute you can donate directly here or take the much more fun option and make a pledge based on my performance in the game.
We have two and a half hours of ice time, which is very long game. It’s about 3 times longer than a normal beer league game and with no stoppages it’s closer to 5 times as much actual play. So I’m asking for pledges based on how much I can skate (spoiler: not very much) or how many points I can put up (spoiler: even less).
We have drawn up 2 models for pledges:
If you would like to make a pledge, please post here or email me at PylonsAgainstSuicide@gmail.com. We have set an ambitious fundraising goal so any contribution is hugely appreciated. Thanks so much for your continued support and more information will be coming as the date comes closer.