KC Tees Partners With Save.Org in Support Of Suicide Prevention Week
Industry: Public Health
“HOPE” Tee to Benefit Organization Aimed To Provide Public Awareness and Education of Suicide
Los Angeles, CA (PRUnderground) May 11th, 2010
KC Tees (www.KCTees.com) – a company with a message and a mission, has partnered with Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) (www.Save.org) – a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma associated with suicide in an effort to bring forth awareness and education – for Suicide Prevention Week.
According to SAVE, suicide is a public health crisis that is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States with one suicide occurring on average every 16 minutes. Suicide is also the 3rd leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds and the 2nd leading cause of death in the 25-34 year old age group.
Many who have experienced this frightful tragedy often hide it from their friends, loved ones and community. Sadly, many survivors of suicide loss never talk about it in open conversation. It is for this reason SAVE is committed to the education of the general public about the depressive brain diseases (such as clinical depression and bipolar illness) that can result in suicide if left untreated. By educating the general public about such brain diseases, SAVE strives to remove the stigma associated with these diseases.
The KC Tees “HOPE” tee supports SAVE’s efforts to help spread awareness of suicide, and its prevention across communities all over the world. Throughout the entire month of September, 15% of the proceeds from the sale of the “HOPE” tee will benefit SAVE.org.
“After I experienced the heartbreaking loss of a young family member who tragically took his own life, I realized the importance of suicide awareness,” said Karen Crawford, CEO & Founder, KC Tees. “Suicide is a major public health problem and with more awareness, understanding and treatment, it can be averted. My hope is that anyone who’s been touched by suicide in some capacity will help support our efforts.”
“SAVE is honored to be the benefiting charity from KC Tees’ efforts,” said SAVE’s Executive Director Dan Reidenberg. “The company’s desire to be involved in helping raise awareness of suicide and prevention programs is really amazing, given so many businesses shy away from this topic. KC Tees is breaking the stigma of mental illness through offering a true message of HOPE in their products and the funds they raise will do just that – give hope to those who need it most.”
SAVE is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma associated with suicide and mental illnesses through public awareness and education.
SAVE’s suicide prevention programs include a national multi-media public awareness campaign, educational material and community and professional presentations. Save.org provides one of the most comprehensive resources for information on suicide prevention and depression awareness in the nation.
For more information on SAVE, go to www.save.org or call 952.946.7998.
About KC Tees
KC Tees is a line of Latina-themed graphic tees that are stylish and inspirational, featuring messages in both English and Spanish.
Created in an effort to inspire integrity, respect and self-esteem with messages we can all embrace, KC Tees promote universal themes and messages, some of which include: Peace, Love, Faith, Beauty, Unity and Hope!
To check out the full line, please visit www.KCTees.com
Images & Samples are available upon request.