Sunday, 3 May 2015

#ISupportMentalHealthAwareness - The Keith Milano Fund

An amazing group of authors have agreed to donate a portion of their May 2015 books sales to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma.

If anyone wishes to make a direct donation to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund they can do that HERE.

Our goal is to raise awareness about mental illness and to get people talking…..

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24; the US loses 22 Vets a day to suicide, more than they lose in combat; there is one death by suicide in the US every 13 minutes. These statistics are scary but together we can work to make a difference!

Here is a list of the participating authors and books:

→ Alison Bailey - The "Perfect" Series and Past Imperfect
→ Amy Harmon - The Song of David (preorder live May 11th)
→ Amy Lane - Chase in Shadows
→ Ann Lister - Rock Gods series: Fall For Me, Take What You Want, Make You Mine, Looking At Forever, Meant for Me (releasing in May)
→ Anthology - Kindle Alexander,  Toni Aleo, Sawyer Bennett, Chelle Bliss, Eden Butler, Brenda Rothert - The Night Shift - Dirty Things Happen in the Dark
→ Andria Large - At War
→ Beverly Preston - Surviving Broken
→ Brenda Rothert - Killian and Unspoken
→ Cassia Leo - The Story of Us Series: The Way We Fall and The Way we Break (to be released in May)
→ Cardeno C - Jumping In
→ Claudia Connor - Worth the Risk
→ Chelle Bliss - Throttle Me
→ Faith Gibson - The Stone Society Series: Rafael, Gregor and Dante (releasing the end of May)
→ Emily Snow and Avonlea Cole - Bad Advice
→ Felice Stevens - Through Hell and Back series - A Walk Through Fire, After the Fire and Embrace the Fire
→ Ginger Scott - Wild Reckless
→ Harper Sloan - Full Catalog
→ Holly Roberts - The Completion Series: Play, Strike, Kick, and Slam
→ Ilsa Madden Miles - Very Wicked Beginnings
→ Julie Jaret - Perspectives series: (currently two titles: Extreme Close-Up and Over-Exposed
→ K Bromberg - Fueled
→ Katy Evans - The Real Series
→ Kelly Jamieson - Loving Maddie from A to Z
→ Lainey Reese - Full Catalog
→ Lauren Blakley - Full Catalog
→ Lisa Eugene - Grayson
→ ME Carter - Change of Hart
→ Melissa Collins - On Solid Ground
→ Michelle Lynn - Love Me Back
→ Nicole Edwards - A Million Tiny Pieces and Unhinged, Unraveling, & Chaos - The Unhinged series by Timberlyn Scott
→ Nina Levine - The Storm MC series: Storm, Fierce, Blaze, Revive, Slay & Relent (Sydney Storm MC #1)
→ Rebecca Brooke - Letters Home
→ Raine Miller - Rare and Precious Things
→ Sandra Owens - Someone Like Her
→ Samantha Young - On Dublin Street
→ Samantha Towle - Trouble
→ Sawyer Bennett - Clash (Cal and Macy #1), Grind (Cal and Macy #2), Yield (Cal and Macy #3), Uncivilized, On the Rocks (Last Call, #1) , Make It A Double (The Last Call Series Book 2), Sugar on the Edge (Last Call, #3), With a Twist (Last Call, #4), Shaken, Not Stirred (Last Call, #5), Legal Affairs Boxed Set (Legal Affairs #1-6), Confessions of a Litigation God (Legal Affairs #7), Off Sides (Off #1), Off Limits (Off #2), Off the Record (Off #3), Off the Course (Off #4), Off Chance (Off #5), Off Season (Off #6)
→ Scott Hildreth - Baby Girl series
→ SJD Peterson “Joe” - Full Catalog
→ Stacy Borel - Hitchhiker
→ Susan Mac Nicol - Love You Senseless and Sight and Sinners (Men Of London series)
→ Tina Reber - Jacked
→ Violet Duke - Can't Resist Series: Resisting the Bad Boy, Falling for the Good Guy, Choosing the Right Man and Finding the Right Girl and Nice Girl to Love Trilogy boxed set

This year the event will also include an online auction and author takeover over 4 amazing days!! We hope that you will join us for not only some great auction items but to have an opportunity to speak with participating authors during an epic author take over event.
The Keith Milano Auction Event Banner
Please join us on Facebook HERE

In addition to all of these great things, thanks to the amazing design skills of author SJD Peterson, we also have custom t-shirt for sale, which part of the sales will also benefit the Keith Milano Memorial Fund.
The Keith Milano t-shirt back The Keith Milano t-shirt front
Personal Message from Denise Milano Sprung: When Keith passed away, I made a promise to myself that he would not go quietly nor would he be forgotten. It is with the help of all of you that 10 years later, I am able to keep this promise and most of all to be able to help others who may be suffering in silence.
Thank you does not seem like enough. So please know that from the bottom of my heart to the depths of my soul, every one-click of these books helps others and continues to reduce the stigma that is associated with mental illness. THANK YOU for all you do and for spreading the word and for opening your hearts to help others.

Fund information:
Keith Milano Memorial Fund
140 Adams Ave Suite B-12
Hauppauge NY 11788
direct donation

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Donations at the end of the May Mental Awareness Event will be made by the authors directly to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund at AFSP. Keith’s fund is a self-directed memorial fund. 100% of the money is spent on programs and research programs selected by the Milano / Sprung family
For examples of programs:

AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.

AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545.

All donations to AFSP are tax deductible.