Team Sunflower

Did you know Maureen McDonald Hannon?

I did. She was my mom.  

For over ten years my mother supported me at the yearly Buffalo Out of the Darkness walk. In the beginning, she gave me my first donations and drove me to the walk.  Then, she started walking with me. Not long after that, she suggested to her boss that their organization, Spectrum Health and Human Services, start participating in the event. They did...and they still do.  

Maureen passed away Christmas night, 2022, after an 8 month battle with illness.  She was a dedicated teacher and Registered Nurse, and retired from Spectrum after years of helping those with mental health issues and addiction. While she did not die from suicide, this year our team walks in honor of her contributions to the mental health community. 

And, on a personal note, I walk for her- as the woman who has singlehandedly saved my life more times than I can count. 

You can make a donation to the whole team, or a team member still trying to reach their all goes towards the team fundraising. (All the details are below.)  Or, even better, you can sign up and walk with us!! 

Join the team, and be a Sunflower for Maureen.

Thank you, 



Please help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to a team member. Please select "Roster" and then choose one of the team members listed. Once you're on their page, click "Donate Now." 

If you are donating to the entire team as a whole please click the donate button above. 

If you would like to donate to the team by check, please download the offline donation form HERE and mail it with the check. Just write the team name in the first name field.

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will help bring AFSP one step closer to achieving their bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.

You can also support us by registering to walk with our team - just click the "join our team" button above!

Thank you for your generous support!!


Team Members