Dear Rotarians,

I will be joining with thousands of people nationwide this fall to walk in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Community Walk.

My personal fundraising goal is $1,500.00. I would appreciate any support that you give me for this worthwhile cause.

As many of you know in December of 2012 I lost my brother Roger (who would now be 32 years old) to suicide. Before it affected my family directly I did not know much about the resources and programs out there to help people struggling with thoughts of suicide. My family has set up a Team In Memory of Roger R Coutu Jr and would love you to join us in the walk around Lake Quannapowitt on September 20, 2014.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is at the forefront of research, advocacy, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. With more than 38,000 lives lost each year in the U.S. and over one million worldwide, the importance of AFSP's mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent.

I hope you will consider supporting my participation in this event. Any contribution will help the work of AFSP, and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation, click here to visit my fundraising page. If you would rather donate by check please make the check payable to AFSP and mail it in with the offline donation form.

Thank you for considering this request for your support. If you have any questions about the Out of the Darkness Community Walks or AFSP do not hesitate to contact me or visit

Christine Murphy