A Season of Opportunity
My wife Julie and I dropped our son Connor off this past weekend for his sophomore year of college at the University of Dayton. This officially signals the end of summer for us. It is a time of both pride and melancholy. So excited about all that Connor will accomplish and experience this year – but we also shed a few tears saying goodbye to our youngest. The house feels very empty – and quiet.
However, with the end of summer arrives the beginning of fall. And this is a busy time for Kevin’s Song. On September 22nd at the Detroit Yacht Club, we invite you to join us for our annual fundraiser, Starry Starry Night. The links for participating in this magical evening are below. There is still time to grab tickets, donate an auction item or sponsor the event. Please join us!
When you support this event, in any fashion, you are directly supporting our 7th Annual Conference on Suicide, held January 26-28 at the St. John’s Resort in Plymouth. Your generosity allows us to afford to assemble the best speakers and programs and present them at a cost that is affordable to everyone. We take pride in making this conference accessible to everyone interested in attending. Cost should never stand in the way of knowledge, or healing. Feel free to contact me directly at Brian@kevinssong.org to discuss opportunities in more detail.
I am also proud to welcome Kristi Keiser to the team at Kevin’s Song. Kristi will serve as the Administrative Associate. Kristi has degrees from Marquette University and the University of Chicago. She resides in Troy and has recently discovered the wonderful allure of backpacking. Please join me in welcoming this amazing young lady to our fold.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. There are so many individuals out there who need support. Please look through our website, or other similar sites, to find opportunities for assistance. Talk with your kids regularly. Reach out to a friend or family member that you haven’t heard from in a while. If you don’t know where to turn, reach out to us. We’ll help you find the right place to go. More than anything, know that every life matters. Every life has the potential to impact our world in a special and unique way. Every life deserves that chance to be heard, and to thrive.
“Some people suffer in silence, pain in the hearts but smiles on their faces.”― Isha Barlas
At Kevin’s Song, we want to hear everyone’s voice. Help us break the silence. Together, we will make a difference.