A Cause Near to My Heart: Philadelphia Lifesavers Gala – Nov 14, 2015
I am honored that the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is honoring me for the work I have done in the name of saving lives. I hope that you will support the good work they do, and come out to the:
Philadelphia Lifesavers Gala
Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EST)
(Or as I like to call it Madonna and Lady Gaga slept here.)
We’re going to have a great time, eat, drink, listen to a short program, then eat, then dance. Dancing is going to be a big part of the evening.
Here’s the Press release
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Announces HughE Dillon as Recipient of
2015 Lifesaver of the Year Award
Philadelphia, PA (March 26, 2015) – The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the American
Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is pleased to announce that Society Reporter and
Celebrity Photographer HughE Dillon, founder of PhillyChitChat.com, will receive the 2015
Lifesaver of the Year Award at the organization’s annual Gala to be held Saturday, November
14, 2015, at The Loews Philadelphia (1200 Market Street).
This humanitarian award is given annually to an individual who shares the AFSP’s overall
mission: to end the silence and reduce the stigma around mental illness and suicide. Dillon has
supported the AFSP’s Annual Out of the Darkness Community Walks as well as the National
Overnight Walk in June 2014 which raised more than $2 million for research.
“It’s important for teens and young adults to know that the American Foundation for Suicide
Prevention can help them through the dark days,” Dillon said. “When I first heard about the
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention I was excited to help get the word out – That there
is help and hope out there for young people.” Additional AFSP News:
Board Appointments: Philadelphia AFSP recently appointed Craig Robinson, Esquire,
of Lundy Law, and Caryn Hersh, a licensed grief counselor, to its Board of Directors.
Robinson has been very active in the organization since the suicide of his friend Gia
Allemand, a fellow castmate on ABC’s The Bachelor franchise, in August 2013.
Party with a Purpose: May 1, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Dwight
Evans. Party with a Purpose is a twilight evening of champagne, hors d’oeuvres and
exciting auction tables. New board members are inducted and Walk Teams honored for
fundraising efforts. 170 Golf House Road, Haverford, Pa., 19041. Tickets are $75 each.
National Recognition: Philadelphia AFSP was honored at the AFSP National
Leadership Conference with Overall Chapter of the Year Award for its fundraising efforts
and community involvement. More than 65 national chapters vie for the award each
Out of the Darkness: The 11th Annual AFSP Philadelphia Community Out of the
Darkness Walk takes place on October 4, 2015, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. In 2014, the walk brought more than 7,000 people to the
Parkway and raised more than $400,000.
For more information, please go to http://www.afsp.org/philadelphia. The American Foundation for
Suicide Prevention is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to
understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy and to
reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. Join the
conversation by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.