Along with this, I want to make an important announcement.
In May of last year, I made an announcement that was quite difficult for me to make. One that has honestly changed my life in ways I never expected. For those of you who were hanging with me at this time, you learned something about me that I generally don’t tell many people. I suffer from severe depression. I manage my depression with the help of my doctor and with medication, and yes, for the most part, I function quite normally. There are plenty of ups and downs, and I’m so grateful for the amazing family and friends that I have because they help me through each day – and yes, we take it one day at a time.
So, you may wonder why I’m asking for your attention. Actually, I wanted to let you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And because this is something so near and dear to me, I’m here to let you know that in May (from May 1st through May 31st), I will be donating a portion of the proceeds from ALL of my Club Destiny series sales (Conviction, Temptation, Addicted, Seduction, Infatuation, Captivated, Devotion, Perception, Entrusted) to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund.
Last year, thanks to the amazing readers who helped support this wonderful cause and with a personal donation added by Colt and I, we were able to raise $10,000. I would love to top that this year! And you can help. Not only will I be donating a portion of my proceeds, but there are a lot of wonderful authors who will also be donating a portion of their May proceeds as well. As we get closer to May, you’ll see a lot more about this and I’ll make sure to get the list posted with links to all of the books that will benefit this truly great cause.
You can learn more about the Keith Milano Memorial Fund which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention below as well as going to http://www.KeithMilano.org.
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease. www.keithmilano.org
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). www.afsp.org
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.