Monday, March 6, 2017

How You Can Matter

Susan Rosenstock is a friend and colleague whose teenage son Evan took his own life four years ago.

Where other parents in pain withdraw, Susan advanced.

Her cause is now teenage suicide prevention; her student-led organization, umttr ("you matter"); and her outreach, nationwide.

The nation needs Susan's efforts. The rate of suicide deaths among teens has doubled in the past decade, according to the CDC.

ummtr has just teamed up with The Capital Classic, the nation’s longest-running high school basketball All-American game, to launch 
“44, 44, 44,” a grassroots campaign to raise funds through ticket sales.

The idea behind the campaign: Evan Rosenstock’s basketball jersey number was 44. The 2017 Capital Classic is number 44. And everyone who joins agrees to sell 44 tickets to the game, which takes place April 8.

Funds raised through ticket sales will directly benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. And your involvement in the campaign will help increase awareness that teen suicide is preventable.

If you can sell 44 tickets, please contact Susan.

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