On March 18, 2009, the world lost Joshua Lee Anderson - a beloved son, brother and friend—to suicide. He was just 17 years old with his whole life ahead of him.
The Josh Anderson Foundation (JAF) was formed for two purposes - to keep Josh's memory alive and to collect funds for the education and prevention of teenage suicide. Our goal is to promote youth mental health awareness by bringing innovative, creative and effective programs directly into high schools.
By the end of the 2012-2013 school year, JAF will have funded programs in eleven schools and impacted over 17,000 students. JAF-funded programs aim to 1) reduce the negative stigma associated with mental and emotional challenges, 2) increase the dialogue between students, peers and adults and 3) provide each student with the knowledge that they are not alone and resources exist to help them.
Please help us Prevent Teenage Suicide by donating to our largest fundraising event of the year: The Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon / Marathon run on March 16th, 2013.
To see more on The Josh Anderson Foundation, visit our website