Nothing can prepare you for the loss of someone like Paul. Nothing can prepare you for the pain that suicide brings. But coming together like this, to raise money and awareness, helps in its own way. Our hope is that others can be spared the pain that Paul's family and friends have experienced. You matter. A lot. Help is here. It's okay to say, "I need help." And we can all stand to learn how to better support one another.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US for people ages 15 – 24.
Vermont’s suicide rate is higher than the national average.
Project Hoeppner was created to increase awareness about the catastrophe that is teen suicide and offer courage for teens to say “I need help” and for their loved ones to hear it. The goal of sponsored events is to create opportunities for teens, loved ones and the community to connect and communicate honestly with each other…without judgement. To learn more about Project HOePpnEr, please visit projecthoeppner.com
I have chosen to show my support of Project HOePpnEr by participating in the Hope for TomorROW event and fundraiser. I hope you will support me in my effort to reach my goal by making a donation.
Once again, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has graciously agreed to act as fiscal sponsor for our Hope for TomorROW fundraising efforts. Proceeds will benefit both the Maritime Museum and Project HOePpnEr, however receipts will show a donation to Lake Champlain Maritime Museum only.