Prog Suicide Awareness Week – Fundraiser

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My prog colleagues from Proglodytes are busy setting up a campaign/charity. We lost the great Keith Emerson in a terrible way. Suicide is something we don’t like to talk about, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

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KeithEmersonPerforming.jpgHello Proglodytes.

As you surely know by now, the legendary Keith Emerson has passed away. Early investigation seems to indicate that it was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

As a mental health professional and a lover of prog, I decided to organize something in honor of Keith’s memory: a fundraiser to benefit a suicide awareness and prevention charity. I declare this “Prog Suicide Awareness Week” here at Proglodytes.

After checking the ratings of a number of charities, we at Proglodytes decided on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as a charity worthy of support. They organize campaigns for awareness, research on suicide via grants, and education regarding suicide.

We make absolutely no money from this fundraiser. It all goes directly to the AFSP.

If you live outside the United States and would prefer to send your money to a charity that is closer to home, please…

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