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A philanthropic initiative designed to generate funds, volunteers and applause for the work of Pikes Peak region nonprofits. We will learn all about the 2017 class and how you can get involved! www.indygive.com
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Ansley is a young entrepreneur from Georgia who opened up her salon here in Colorado Springs! Ansley and her team love giving back and this Christmas they will not only making you feel beautiful they will be donating a percent of each gift card sold back to the Warrior in Recovery! Tune in for more info and how you can help! https://www.facebook.com/WarriorsInRecovery/?ref=br_rs http://ansleymaries.com/
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Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship....
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Performing 1 acoustic song and sharing about his music and passion for the community. https://youtu.be/NAaY2vhwFhk
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104 years old in Aug. SSHH – we are about to announce he is the WORLD’s Oldest living author – via Guinness Book of World Records - huge. He is also the second oldest living survivor of Pearl Harbor and used to go watch Babe Ruth play baseball! He wrote a book at the age of 101. Here is a clip of President Obama touting Jim's heroism at Pearl Harbor: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4639879/jim-downing https://www.amazon.com/Other-Side-Infamy-Journey-through-ebook/dp/B01CYRNOZ4
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Girls on the Run is a 501c3 organization that inspires girls 3rd-8th grade to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls meet in small teams after school once or twice per week and learn various lessons about friendship, gratitude, making choices, etc all while training for a 5K run. The end of season 5K is a culmination and celebration of all of their hard work and progress throughout the season!...
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JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We know you want to make a cure a reality too—and we can't wait for you to join us! When: Saturday, October 14, 2017, Where: Rock Ledge Ranch 3105 Gateway Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 at 8:00AM. http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/RockyMountainChapter4072?fr_id=7017&pg=entry#event_about
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Host Sarada Connors talks to Dr. Vicki Wynn from Gleneagle Sertoma 15th Annual Patriot Golf Benefit
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Host Sarada Connors talks to Warren Epstein from Pikes Peak Community College
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Janet Karnes| Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Fundraiser community event with the Chief's Youth Advisory Council taking place on Saturday April 22nd 10AM-1PM. Cops and Kids Dodge Ball Tournament to help support the Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention at Coronado High School. They will have info booths, law enforcement displays and fun for the entire family. The goal is to raise awareness of local resources to help teens and the community in the prevention of youth suicide. Together we can save lives!...
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Mark Long | Housing & Building Association The HBA is hosting the area's most innovative manufactures and suppliers of home products on April 21-23rd at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center. Learn more about the benefits of being a member of the HBA and much more! www.cshba.com
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Live Love Laugh- Kaeley Neppl owner of The Playing Field lost her brother to suicide and is hosting a comedy show April 3rdbenefitting a local suicide prevention support group.
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Ranya Kelly | Warrior Warehouse The Warrior's Warehouse is a redistribution center that supplies soldiers and their families with FREE household items. Soldiers and their families, E-5 and below, may utilize the warehouse one time per month to obtain new or like new items for their homes. http://www.redistributioncenter.org/
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Samantha Briggs | Fountain Valley Scholars Join the Fountain Valley Scholars for the annual golf tournament July 17th. Only a $300 donation for a foursome that includes breakfast by Chic Fila and lunch with Tucano's plus a swag bag! Funds raised will help high schools students purchase books and or supplies needed for college. http://www.wsd3.org/domain/1300
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Amalie Fellini | Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center Please support PPTRC by going to https://a.pgtb.me/JJXXDp or https://a.pgtb.me/FV29M7 and voting daily (once every 24 hours) until June 15th. They are competing against other therapeutic riding centers across the country to win a horse that is bred for programs for those who have disabilities. Visit www.GypsyGift.com for more information
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Christopher Aaby- Catamount Institute Explore the outdoors and book a field trip or summer camp with Catamount! http://www.catamountinstitute.org/
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(Proud Daughter) - Sue DiNapoli Ovarian
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You won’t be bored this summer with all the events Charlie Searle has planned for you. The 2017 World Tour of the Colorado Front Range kicks off May 31st at the Gold Room and ends September 30th in Monument with the Monu-Palooza. For all the details go to www.facebook.com/ashchaz or email charliesearle02@gmail.com #coloradosprings
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Mike Pach, photographed a tree behind his home every day for a year. Same Tree, Different Day Friday April 15th 5-8pm at the Pikes Peak Library District 21C.
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Tim Gore, Springs Rescue Mission. The Springs Rescue Mission 5k Challenge is on April 30th. Sign up, lace 'em up, and start training today!
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Host Sarada Connors talks to Dave Arvizu from Rvzoo and the Sugar Spun Elephant Band
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Kathleen Voss- American Heart Association. . Go Red For Women encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life.
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Spotlighting local business owner Suzette and her family's 34 year old pizzeria, Bambino's now located downtown off Tejon/Bijou.
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Host Sarada Connors talks to Roberta Bertrand from Bertrand Accounting Solutions
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Adrian Blue creates positive messaged popular music for today's listeners, utilizing various musical influences. His music is packed with the witty raps, catchy melodies, and powerful messages that he feels current music lacks. http://www.AdrianBlue.wixsite.com/AdrianBlue
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Provide new unwrapped gifts for those who find themselves in need on Christmas day. Inviting groups from around Colorado Springs to collect donations and hand them out Christmas afternoon or if you are an individual and would like to support the effort you may purchase a new cold-weather sleeping bag and drop it off or have it shipped to ESM (201 N. Weber Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903). http://www.theedgedowntown.org/?page_id=219
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Cleaning For You is kicking off its annual “Toilet Bowl” fundraiser. They are donating 25 cents for every toilet cleaned during the 2017/18 football season and will also be donating their time to clean homes in the Colorado Springs area where 100% of the proceeds go to Greccio Housing. To learn more about their fund-raising efforts or schedule a house cleaning to support the cause visit them online: http://cleaningforyoucos.com/toiletbowl/
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The Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts is partnering with Bristol Brewing Company to host an evening at Bristol Brewery on February 1st, to unveil the new Bristol Porter to benefit the Smokebrush Living Arts at SunMountain Center. The evening will include live music, dancing – and most important –the new Smokebrush Porter. Bristol Brewery believes in giving back and creating a strong community: not only do they give non-profits in-kind, and monetary donations, but also each year they brew a...
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A Grazing Life Farm Dinners will give you an intimate tour of Colorado's most unique farms. The rotating schedule of local chefs will use the farm's bounty to create a spectacular meal and make every dinner unique. Local bands will accompany the dinner and end each evening with relaxed entertainment (or dancing if the mood strikes). http://www.agrazinglife.com/
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This week's KVOR Sweet Deal is the world famous Hellscream Haunted House. Learn about the 3 floors of terror and how you can be VIP with no waiting in line during the 2016 Halloween season.
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2018 Pikes Peak Interagency Transition Team Community Resource Fair. Date: April 19, 2018, Location: 21 C Library 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920\. Fair open to the Public: 5-8 pm. topics to include information regarding host homes, Medicaid, Independent Living Support, Supported Living Support, Comprehensive Services, and Family Support, The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region- topics to include advocacy, rights and legal services, and the Division of Vocational...
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Diakonia Preschools build strong foundations for school readiness by providing each child with opportunities for meaningful play through the use of centers customized for the child’s individual needs, favorite pursuits, abilities and challenges. They are a non-profit that operates five Colorado Springs preschools. https://diakoniapreschools.org/
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Sharing about Sue’s gift and upcoming 5k Run 3k Walk on September 17th at America the Beautiful! Susan will also bring with her an ovarian cancer survivor to share the symptoms and signs to watch for. www.beovaryaware.org
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Established as a group home in 1982 out of Boulder County by a group of parents that had children with autism. They have since grown to provide Residential, Behavioral, and Day Services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities out of the Boulder County and Denver Metro areas, as well as Colorado Springs. http://www.overturecolorado.com/
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To promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the communities of the Pikes Peak region throughout their lifetimes. Also learn about the Building for Change campaign! http://www.thearcppr.org/about-us/
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SunWater Spa in Manitou Springs is now a toddler, with their two year celebration kicking off on Saturday, August 12 and going all week long. Lots of specials and discounts plus Yoga classes, including Aqua and Thai will be available during the day, and a drum circle and other live music will be featured during the afternoon. SunWater Spa is located at 514 El Paso Blvd, (719) 695-7007 http://www.sunwellness.net/
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American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. Information on all the events can be found on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/ahacos. For more information, visit www.goredforwomen.org
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They provide health care to those with a terminal illness. They help families with financial burdens such as food, clothes and prescriptions. They also have a Sentimental Journey program that gives patients an opportunity to have a once in a lifetime moment with their loved ones. Details: http://www.pikespeakhospice.org/
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Onward to Opportunity in Partnership with the Veterans Career Transition Program (O2O – VCTP) is a free, comprehensive career training, certification and employment program designed to launch you into your next career with over 30 industry-recognized career tracks and courses. Transitioning service members, veterans and military families can benefit from this unique military employment pipeline with direct connections to career-path counseling, job-ready training and access to over 400 brand...
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Spacious Skies Charter School will be a K-8 tuition free charter school that opens up students to the world in all its beauty and wonder. Using a Project-Based Learning model, SSCS offers the diverse student population real-world learning experiences that are both challenging and joyful. As students engage in relevant lessons, they enhance their emotional, physical, social, and intellectual capacities. The Board believes Spacious Skies, with its child-centered focus and broad-based curriculum,...
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Mike Tapia - Monster Truck Destruction Tour August 5th & 6th the game comes to life at the Norris Penrose Event Center with the Monster Truck Destruction Tour! http://www.monstertruckdestructiontour.com/
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Colorado Springs Youth Symphony - The mission of the Youth Symphony Association is to provide for the artistic and educational development of young people within the Pikes Peak region. http://www.csysa.com/
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The salvation Army will be out in an attempt to raise $40,000 on Dec 21st.
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Host Sarada Connors talks to representatives from The Children's Classic Golf Tournament benefiting research at Children's Colorado
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Host Sarada Connors talks to Lacie Richardson from Wild Woman Seafood
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The Police Foundation of Colorado Springs is a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding the Colorado Springs Police Department. Through donations of funds and resources, the Foundation supports Colorado Springs police officers by promoting excellence within the department, and improving public safety for the city of Colorado Springs by providing resources not otherwise readily available from traditional sources. http://www.pfcos.org/
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Located in the historic Old North End of Colorado Springs, Corpus Christi Catholic Preschool through Eighth Grade offers exceptional academics, judicious integration of technology, and the joy of learning faithfully. Information on educational programs and enrollment available online at www.corpuschristicos.org/school.
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The First Tee of Pikes Peak is a youth development organization disguised as a junior golf program. Using life lessons from golf, they help young people ages 5-18 discover their unique talents and dreams, mentor them so they are equipped with life-enhancing values and skills to achieve their goals, and inspire them to become leaders who transform their families and communities. https://indygive.com/nonprofit/the-first-tee-of-pikes-peak/
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The Aging Center is the only mental health clinic in the Pikes Peak region exclusively devoted to serving older adults and their families. They treat memory problems, depression, anxiety and other challenges that make it harder than it should be to age well — and no one is ever declined treatment for financial reasons. https://indygive.com/nonprofit/uccs-aging-center/
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Support this partial deaf wrestler who overcame a lot of obstacles as he prepares for 2017 VETERANS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. He will bring home the Gold Medal in both styles. https://www.gofundme.com/veteransworld
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Asy TV network discusses shows like "Sign in Hand."
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Tom McClintock- NSI Partners For 10 years, for-profits and non-profits have been dutifully posting to Facebook, but few know how to mine the mountain of data accrued. More importantly, how do you use that data to convert Likes into Purchases or tangibly sell your point of view?
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Rocky Top Resources will turn the tree into free mulch and help out the El Pomar Youth Foundation.
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Lola Woloch| Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Established in 1993, SCWCC is the premiere networking group for women in business along Colorado’s Front Range, and fully dedicated to the fact that “Empowered and confident business women are vital for economic growth.” https://www.scwcc.com/
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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Pikes Peak Region is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization serving El Paso County and Teller County that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of our most vulnerable citizens – victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court and in the community. The desired result is that children are placed into safe, loving homes...
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Host Sarada Connors talks to Sharon Swint from Old Colorado City Historical Society
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Creek Week – A yearly trash clean up event. Volunteers for cleanup duty will gather trash along a creek, trail, park or open space throughout the Fountain Creek Watershed. Cleanup runs from September 30th – October 8th. http://fountaincreekweek.com/
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Senior Veterans, Inc. serves senior war-time veterans and widows with a VA benefit that helps them pay for their long-term care. All of the services are provided free. https://seniorvet.org/
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The mission of the Rocky Mountain ADA Center is simply to provide information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals and organizations throughout Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. http://www.rockymountainada.org/
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Citizens Project empowers the voiceless in our community, advocating for people of color, the LGBTQ community and others. They provide nonpartisan voter-education resources and work to increase voter turnout. For 25 years Citizens Project has been a fearless advocate and an engaging voice that empowers and challenges our entire community to embrace equality, diversity and the separation of church and state. https://indygive.com/nonprofit/citizens-project/
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Silver Key Senior Services is a local, non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to keep seniors living the lives they want--with safety, independence, and quality of life. https://www.silverkey.org/
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The Arc Pikes Peak Region will update us on on their building for change campaign and discuss the healthcare item in Congress as it will impact people with disabilities. Plus they will talk about all the great things they are doing to help the disability community. http://www.thearcppr.org/
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(July 21-23 & 28-30; RockyMountainStateGames.org) – Colorado Springs The Rocky Mountain State Games (RMSG) is Colorado's largest multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. More than 10,000 athletes are expected to participate in 40+ sports in the 2017 RMSG event and more than 900 volunteers are needed to successfully run this event. www.ColoradoSpringsSports.org
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The Bob Telmosse' Foundation is having their 35th Annual Christmas Giveaway this year. They are focused on keeping alive both the Christmas Spirit and the commitment to improving the lives of children and families in the Pikes Peak Region. What you can do to help: Donate toys, books and used bikes to help make this year’s event successful. Honest Accurate Auto Service has a donation drop box in there lobby. Please donate before December 13, 2017!...
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Talking about mental health and suicide and how low energy neurofeedback (LENS) can help many adolescents and teenagers with stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADD/ADHD and concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury. http://harmonizedbraincenters.com/
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Palmer Lake .5K is a fundraiser for Awake Palmer Lake. The event will feature one of the shortest routes along with donuts, a t-shirt and a beverage of your choice. When: October 2nd Where: Palmer Lake, Colorado. Start line is the northern "Welcome to Palmer Lake" sign on the west side of the tracks. Finish line is at O’Malley’s Pub. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/177417762665306/
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The Children's Chorale has represented the city and state in many musical competitions across the country and the world. Sharing the mission statement through music gives audiences the idea of remembering to dream their dreams. http://www.kidssing.org/
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Ann Lantz- Ecumenical Social Ministries.
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Offering many services to our veterans and their families! Including free pinning ceremonies and benefits from the VA! https://www.allveterans.com/about-us/
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Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers exists to aid in reducing the crime rate in the Pikes Peak region – El Paso and Teller Counties in Colorado – by helping law enforcement agencies solve crime and to bring fugitives to justice. Crime Stoppers is NOT funded by any government or public agencies. Save the date for the 4th annual fundraising event July 22nd! http://www.crimestop.net/
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Host Sarada Connors talks to Gregory V. Williams, Etiquette and Protocol Consultant
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Guest Host Intern Drew talks to Tron Simpson, Host of KVOR's Weekend Talk who is also a musician
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The tables are turned and Sarada gets interview in this segment by Brandon.
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Dee Anna Thompson joins me to talk about Women on the Move has partnered up with the Business Journal and they are giving away a scholarship at their event, Women of Influence. They have been raising money for 3 years and this will be the first time to give away the scholarship. Taking place at The Broadmoor November 16th at 11:30AM. More event info click: https://www.facebook.com/events/588205184684382/
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Janet Karnes- Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention provides education on suicide prevention, Children Left Behind by Suicide, free counseling and the Jeffrey & Kevin Graham Support Services for persons with thoughts or actions towards suicide and their family members. http://www.pikespeaksuicideprevention.org/