Support Team Hope!

The Sophie Fund expresses its gratitude to Crystal Howser, one of our area’s greatest suicide prevention champions. Please consider donating to Crystal’s team of volunteers to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by clicking HERE.


Crystal Howser (far left) and her 2020 team

We’re proud to share Crystal’s message:

I’m walking in the Out of the Darkness Greater Ithaca Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP’s bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20 percent by 2025.

It has been 22 years since we lost my Dad to suicide and not a day goes by that I don’t think about him and miss him dearly. It is my goal to work hard, educate, erase stigma, and help fight to prevent suicide losses from happening.

This is our ninth walk in Tompkins County. I co-chair the walk each year along with many other annual events we bring to our local communities (in Tompkins, Cortland, and Cayuga counties). We need to let others know they are not alone!

All donations are 100 percent tax deductible and fund research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide.

Thank you for your support!

Click here HERE to donate today.

[If you or someone you know feels the need to speak with a mental health professional, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.]