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About the Founders

Speak Up foundation was created and formed by two families that both suffered a devastating loss due to mental illness ending in suicide. We are united in breaking the silence and reducing stigma surrounding all mental illness and suicide. Our hope is that Speak Up will provide education and awareness in our community bridging the gaps between community, schools and parents.

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Community Outreach Events

With funds raised last year, Speak Up will be helping over 10,000 kids this coming school year. Find out how to bring Speak Up to your school.

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Funds raised will support a teen mental health campaign by the SPEAK UP Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition, programs of Jewish Family Services.

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Walk with us!

Walk with us on September 15, 2019! You can make a difference! Funds raised will help educate local teens and their families about mental health through a collaborative effort of SPEAK UP, the Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition and Jewish Family Services. The TOP 3 teams who raise the most funds by 9/1 will have their team name on the back of the Speak UP walk shirt!

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High School Mental Health Campaign

It is our goal to supplement and expand upon your efforts where needed, assist with coordination and help to ensure their highest quality. We will work with each individual school to meet its needs.

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Our 2019 Sponsors

We want to thank our generous 2019 sponsors!

Special thank you to Garmin for being our host sponsor!

Boyer Corporan Wealth Management, Bruce & Kelly Tieves, Burt & Sheli Rosenberg, Cogan & Power, Costentino's Market Blue Valley, Creative Concepts, DLR Group, Dr. Phuong L. Vuong, Fusion Inbound, Garmin International, Go Fund Me by William Hamilton, Henderson Engineers, HERLIFE MAGAZINE, In Memory of James Prideaux by Family & Friends, In Memory of Michael Davis by Family & Friends, Ironhorse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry / Dr. Laura's Orthodontics, Jeff & Lyndsey Dunn, Just 4 Schools, Kansas City Physician Partners, Inc., Keep the Spark Alive, Kendra Scott LLC, Kevin A. Dunn & Bob Legler, Lululemon ISA, Inc., Mikkelson Family Foundation, Mr. Richard Schwartz, Saint Luke's Marion Bloch, Neuroscience Institute, SASS MO-KAN, Stacey Saladin, Realtor, Keller Williams Reality Partners, The David and Libby Savner Family Fund, The Independent, Upchurch Family Foundation