Last Saturday many local residents came out in support of one of their own.
Paired with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Addic Treasures hosted a fundraiser in honor of Anthony’s Angels, named after Antonio Siciliano, a former LM graduate and volunteer with the Huntingdon Valley Fire Company. Anthony took his own life in 2008.
His mom, Cathy Siciliano, who is the Board Chair of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Team Captain of Anthony’s Angels, was on-hand with store owner Rose Nihill to try and bring awareness to a subject that has brought tragedy into the lives of far too many.
Many friends and supporters spoke on issues of mental illness and how to better help others reach out for help.
"This was really an amazing day for another great cause." Nihill said.
Nihill donated a portion of the proceeds were donated to AFSP, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. AFSP Regional Director Pat Gainey was also there at the store.
If you’d like to support the local chapter, you can be attending the following events:
The American Prevention for Suicide Prevention Fifth Annual Party with a Purpose,
When: May 3, 2013
Where: 170 Golf House Road, Haverford, PA 19041
(hosted by Dr. Dwight & Jan Evans at their Haverford home)
- Cocktails begin at 6:30 and tickets are $50.00. Great Live, Silent, and Tiki items up for auction include PGA Finals Golf Tour Tickets, Phillies Tickets, as well as Trip to Mexico and other destinations. Contact Pat Gainey for more information at 215-746-7256.
The “Out of the Darkness Walk”
When: October 6, 2013
Where: The Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Check in time is 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Register or donate online at www.outofthedarkness.org .
The Fourth Annual Masquerade Ball in memory of Antonio M. Siciliano
When: October 26, 2013
Where: Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia
- Tickets are $75.00 and include food, two drink vouchers, door prizes, music and dancing to live music by Second Vision. For more information contact Giovanni Siciliano at firstname.lastname@example.org.