Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Your Life Counts launches Suicide Prevention Program on Suicide Prevention Day.

For Immediate Release 
September 10, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Rory Butler: 905-321-2771 media@yourlifecounts.org

Your Life Counts, A Leading Suicide Prevention Charity, Kicks-Off Online Fundraiser In Honour Of Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, is International Suicide Prevention Day. Your Life Counts (YLC) saves dozens of lives and provides ongoing support to families and communities each year. Today YLC launches a new online fundraiser, calling on supporters to “Help YLC Save a Life Today!” by donating online at: www.supportylc.com.

YLC receives no government funding and relies 100 per cent on donations to continue its invaluable work. The goal is to raise $100,000.00 to support the charity’s 24/7 life-saving outreach and support for those at risk or affected by suicide. This month long online fundraiser, September 10 – October 8, 2013, will raise much needed funds and awareness of the charity and its work at the front lines of suicide prevention.
“From my own experience I know lives can be saved from suicide,” says Rory Butler, suicide survivor, prevention advocate and founder of YLC. “Shockingly every year 3,600 Canadians and over 35,000 Americans are lost to suicide – that’s more than 100 people per day. It is probably the most preventable of all deaths. I can imagine no more important cause to dedicate my life to, than to attempt to rescue those who are at risk. That is what inspired me to found Your Life Counts."
YLC is a critical resource, for youth and families struggling with overwhelming life situations that can lead to suicide. Through online lifeline services and call response centres. YLC is passionate about creating and promoting leading edge, life-affirming strategies to meet the needs of individuals, including, ongoing support, education, research, empowerment, training and advocacy through its resources, alliances, and programs worldwide. The charity’s unique outreach tool the “Online Lifeline” and extensive life affirming resources provided have saved countless lives since 2000.

Today YLC is a growing network of full-time and part-time volunteers from all walks of life around the world dedicated to rescuing lives from suicide, reconnecting people with hope and helping them to embrace their reasons to live. A world leading brain trust of experts is on hand through the YLC Advisory Board. YLC receives no government funding to support its life-saving work. YLC relies completely on every dollar donated.

Together with its partners and supporters, YLC is saving lives!

To find out more about YLC visit www.yourlifecounts.org
Follow us on Twitter @yourlifecounts and Facebook at facebook.com/yourlifecounts
To donate to YLC today visit www.supportylc.com .

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