Paws for Prevention Idaho
Join us on May 21, 2022
Paws for Prevention Idaho
Welcome Idaho Paws for Prevention Event!
On May 21st, we encourage you to be proactive about your physical and mental health, fundraise, and be the voice for suicide prevention. You and your pup decide on the walking route to raise awareness, post pictures at #PAWID @AFSPID
Everyone who raises $25 or more will receive a pooch bandana in the mail and everyone who raises $150 or more will receive a Paws for Prevention Walk Shirt. Th top fundraising dog and their teammate will be named top dog.
Top dog will be featured for next year's event.
Location: Favorite Dog Walking Trail, Favorite Dog Walking Trail, ID
Registration: 10:00 am
Event Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Idaho State Chapter
Contact Phone: 206-459-7617
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Although fundraising is optional each dollar raised helps us deliver suicide prevention programs both in Idaho and nationally. With last year's fundraising, and despite COVID-19, the work of AFSP did not stop. Locally, in Idaho the chapter was able to train over 300 people, provide advocacy efforts, and help those in our community with Healing Conversations. Your donations contributed to over $5.3 million in scientific research grants awarded by AFSP to support studies that will increase our understanding of suicide or test treatments and other interventions that save lives. As a Chapter we continue to offer Healing Conversations, a peer to peer program for loss survivors.
There are 3 small things you can do to kick-start your fundraising work:
- Personalize your walker page online. Telling your story will make those who see your page feel more emotionally connected to you and the cause. If you're a team captain, be sure to personalize your team page!
- Donate to yourself, even just a modest sum of $10, to show others you are committed to the cause. It's easier to ask others for money if they see you have also donated.
- Share your page and story with others. It's OK to ask for donations! And you may have to ask several times – that’s OK too!
All participants to fundraise $150 or more will receive Paws for Prevention t-shirt.
RESOURCES FOR THOSE WHO LOVE AND WORK WITH ANIMALS
Our Chapter now offers TALK SAVES LIVES WORKPLACE, which is a great 45 minute introduction to bring to your office, veterinary clinic etc. Learn about the science behind suicide, risk factors and warnings signs, as well as how to reach out and ask for help or support someone in crisis. Thanks to the generous donations, the AFSP Idaho Chapter can offer this presentation at no cost to anyone interested.
Talk Saves Lives Brochure
After a Suicide: A Guide for Veterinary Workplaces
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
Banfield Pet Hospital: Assess, Support, Know
Facts About Mental Health and Suicide Among Veterinarians