2020 Virtual Overnight
Each year the Tommy Fuss Team typically gathers together with family and friends prior to the opening ceremonies for lunch to fuel our walkers and crew, share memories and visit with each other.
This year we did something a bit different. We got together at our usual time on Zoom! We had over 50 participants spread out throughout the country.
We shared a sideshow of photos from our past 14 Overnight Walks. We toasted with Tommy’s favorite drink, red Gatorade, we took our annual team photo, we shared memories, and remembered all those we have lost to suicide.
For the first time in 14 years our team of 83 walkers, 22 crew members and countless friends and family supporters will not be gathering together in one place, on one weekend to remember Tommy and all our beloved who have been lost to suicide. It also means that the women’s annual fundraiser had to be cancelled.
The Tommy Fuss Team will complement the AFSP’s virtual experiences with our FaceBook group (please join the Tommy Fuss Team Group) and a Zoom gathering on June 20 with as many of our teammates and supporters as possible. This will be our way of coming together to honor our loved ones and experience the hope and healing of the an Overnight Walk. Details will follow shortly.
With or without a physical Overnight Walk, The Tommy Fuss Team continues committed to the mission of the AFSP, now more than ever, to prevent suicide through research and advocacy, through education and community programs and to provide support for those affected by suicide.
We recognize that during this time of economic uncertainty and loss of loved ones, it is difficult, if not awkward, to be asking for your financial support. It is only because of our passionate commitment to saving precious lives and the mission of the AFSP that we ask for your support. If your situation allows, please consider a donation to support the AFSP. No donation is too small to help make a difference. We suggest $17 for the seventeen years Tommy blessed our lives, $24 for Tommy’s favorite television program, or $31 for the anniversary of his birth year. We are forever grateful for your continued support. Together we are making a difference.
Click on RoseMary’s picture to make a donation to The Tommy Fuss Team Out of the Darkness Virtual Overnight. Click on Kristin’s picture to make a donation to The Tommy Fuss Team Out of the Darkness Community Walk.
* The Chatham NJ Out of the Darkness Community Walk will take place September 12, 2020. Chatham, NJ is RoseMary Fuss’ hometown and her sister Valerie’s current residence. Valerie and her husband, Bob, have been instrumental in working with the AFSP NJ Chapter in planning and organizing this event for the past five years. Members of the Tommy Fuss Team are proud to bring suicide awareness, educational programs, and local participation to their community.
Mental Health and Covid-19
The AFSP has drawn together a wealth of information to assist people in need during the current pandemic: advice, guidance, resources and programs. Access it here at Mental Health and Covid-19. Take care of yourself and those you love.