The support for the Josh Anderson Foundation (JAF) has been overwhelming. Pulled together in just ten short days, with herculean efforts from one of Lauren's high school friends and her family, the bar fundraiser held at The Tavern in Great Falls, VA was an incredible success, bringing in around $8,000!
Friends signed up to be guest bartenders, local businesses donated prizes for our raffle, The Tavern gave 10% of the bar proceeds, and generous individuals and companies sponsored the event.
Lauren's high school and college friends came out in full force along with many from the community so it was a fun mixture of a young 20's crowd and those mine and Tim's age. As a parent, it is gratifying to see how the younger generation has embraced and supported efforts such as the JAF.
We have some exciting programs planned in the spring which I will share as they are firmed up. Everything we are doing is focused on one goal: establishing programs that promote Youth Mental Wellness so that no teenager will ever turn to suicide.