Here is Renee's interview with Rachel Papke, Communications Manager for the Jordan Porco Foundation. She talks about September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and shares different ways you or a loved one can receive help.
JPF's mission is to prevent suicide, promote mental health, and create a message of hope for young adults.
Listen to the full interview here:
Upcoming Jordan Porco Foundation Events
Ride for Gage:
Saturday September 7, 2019 | Elks Lodge (Rockville) , Rockville, CT
Along with TSI Harley-Davidson, the Jordan Porco Foundation and the Elks Lodge will host our third annual Ride for Gage motorcycle ride that starts at TSI Harley-Davidson in Ellington, CT and ends at the Elk’s Lodge (Rockville).
We ride to honor the adventurous spirit of Gage Rondeau who died by suicide in 2016. All are welcome, riders or not. Proceeds will benefit the lifesaving suicide prevention programs of the Jordan Porco Foundation.
Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ticket Sales: TSI Harley-Davidson, Ellington, CT, or contact Joe Ferenc at 860.916.7750
$25 per person (Ride, Reception, and T-shirt)
Reception at Elk’s Lodge (Rockville): Food, Live Band & More
Sponsorships: Email: email@example.com
Soccer Jamboree to Benefit JPF:
Saturday September 7, 2019 | Parish Hill High School, Chaplin, CT 06235
There will be a girls high school soccer jamboree at Parish Hill Middle/High School to benefit the Jordan Porco Foundation which is committed to preventing suicide in the high school, college, and college entry student population through awareness, education, and innovative programming.
Parish Hill Senior and Scotland resident Rajchel Smardon has organized this event as part of her Senior Capstone Project, which is focused on youth suicide prevention. The jamboree will start at 10 a.m. with a brief presentation and welcome, and will feature four teams - Parish Hill, Windham High, Lyman Memorial and Derby High School. All are welcome to come and support this great cause.
Rain or shine.
Food and beverages will be available
Limited seating, please bring a blanket or chair.
About the Jordan Porco Foundation
The Jordan Porco Foundation was founded in 2011 by Ernie and Marisa Porco after they lost their son, Jordan, to suicide when he was a freshman in college.
In their grief, Jordan’s parents learned the unacceptable statistics surrounding mental health and suicide in the young adult population, and decided they needed to turn their grief into action so that other families would never have to experience such a profound loss.
The Jordan Porco Foundation is committed to preventing suicide in the high school, college, and college entry student population. Through awareness, education, and innovative programming, JPF is challenging stigma around mental health and help-seeking, creating open conversations about the prevalence of suicide and mental health issues in the young adult population, and saving lives.