LifeLine Canada to host suicide prevention fundraiser

The event Sept. 9 is in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day and will benefit The LifeLine Canada.

The LifeLine Canada Foundation will host the inaugural Benefit for Life fundraiser Wednesday Sept. 9 at the Manteo Resort’s waterfront ballroom.

The event is in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day and will benefit The LifeLine Canada (TLC),with a portion of the funds going to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kelowna branch and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP).

This premiere event will include the in-house chef’s custom-designed decadent desserts, prestigious Okanagan wines, home grown artistic talents, special performances, a fantastic band of musical all-stars that will be unforgettable.

Liane Weber is the CEO and founder of The LifeLine Canada Foundation (TLC).

In 2012, after being affected by two suicides, Weber created the free Canadian Suicide Prevention App devoted to aid in suicide prevention across Canada.

The LifeLine is a one place location to access and connect with credible Canadian resources for instant guidance, support and awareness.

The app was developed through grief and dedication with helping others who have been affected by suicide in one way or another.

From inception, The LifeLine app and The LifeLine Canada (TLC) developments have been funded personally.

The LifeLine is available for download on both iTunes and Google Play App Stores and has four main goals:

• to connect someone in crisis with the support and guidance they need 24/7

• to aid in suicide prevention

• to build suicide awareness and

• to help guide loved ones left behind after a suicide.

The LifeLine Canada Foundation (TLC) is a new non-profit foundation dedicated to suicide prevention and mental health-based initiatives which includes The LifeLine app launched in 2013, the new Pets for Veterans pilot project in 2015, Benefit for Life’s annual event, the annual World Suicide Prevention Day online awareness campaign and other future initiatives.

The Benefit for Life is a premier event that works to end the stigma of suicide and mental health while bringing awareness to The LifeLine and its Canadian resources, as well as showcasing new initiatives. Benefit for Life will be held annually on Sept. 9, followed by World Suicide Prevention Day awareness campaign and online fundraiser.

Admission to the full evening of events is $150.

To learn more about The LifeLine, the 2015 Benefit for Life or to make a contribution, go to TheLifeLineCanada.ca.

 

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