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

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EST)

The Loews Hotel
(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.

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Here’s the Press release

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Announces HughE Dillon as Recipient of

2015 Lifesaver of the Year Award

Greater Philadelphia

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, 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 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.