Philadelphia

Photos: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Gala Honors Criag Robinson and Patricia Gainey

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held their fifth annual Masquerade Ball, November 15, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia.

This year the gala honored AFSP Regional Director Patricia Gainey and AFSP Supporter Craig Robinson with Trailblazer Awards.

Jan Evans and Pat Gainey.

Gabi Winick
of Second Vision Band.
Caryn Hersh and Garden Wellington.
 The gala guests got into the masquerade spirit.
DJ Shawn-T.
 The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention created a fun and festive atmosphere for the gala.
  The evening began with a cocktail party, followed by the program,
dinner, and dancing. All proceeds raised at the gala went to The
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Greater Philadelphia
Chapter.
Get down boogie oggie oggie.
Jim Robinson, Craig Robinson, and Susan Robinson. Craig Robinson is a “celebrity” in these parts. He’s appeared on the 6ABC Bachelor program, and makes appearances throughout the country with the alumni cast. Last year, fellow cast member, Gia Allemand, committed suicide. These days Craig donates his time to prevent suicides and to get information out there for people in distress to reach out for help. With his involvement he’s raised the profile of the organization where donations have increased tremendously to help those in needs. Congrats Craig!

Silent auctions are always fun at these events. They raise additional much needed monies, and we get a chance to own or experience unique experiences, sometimes at a discounted price.
Brian, Rachel, and Brandon.
Melissa Robinson and Carolyn
Cline.

At the AFSP Gala there was also a raffle auction. Tickets were sold and guests were able to put them into the hats for a chance at winning the gift baskets. These are great items. You collect a lot of different donations, combine them, wrap them and sell them.
Corinne DiVario and Jodi Diamond.

Second Vision Band.