Walks For A Cause: September 2017
September 29, 2017
During the month of September, we had the opportunity to be involved in two incredible organizations. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Both of these organizations hold a special place in the hearts of our team at Plumbline Services.
In support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we created a team to participate in their Out of Darkness Walk. The Out of Darkness Walk honors, remembers, educates and raises money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). According to the AFSP website, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65. It is the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults, and ages 65 and older account for 16% of all suicide deaths. The funds raised by AFSP and the Out of Darkness Walk are used to help understand suicide, learn ways to prevent it and create new educational programs. Plumbline Services is proud to be involved in this extremely important cause.
There is never a good time to hear “you have cancer”. However, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, with the help of Light the Night walks all over the country, brings a little light to the dark times. Unlike other cancers, there is no means of early screening for most blood cancers. So, the LLS promotes walks, such as Light the Night, to raise money for research to find cures for blood cancers. The society also helps cancer survivors and their families gain access to quality, affordable and coordinated care. LLS does amazing things to help relieve the heavy burden that is placed upon the shoulders of those diagnosed with cancer. We were honored to be apart of the local Light the Night event this year and look forward to the years to come.
Both of these organizations provide light to those around them. Their goal is to help those in need and it was an honor to help them get a little bit closer to that goal!