For a 5th year in a row, I am struggling to find the right words to say thank you. How do you thank a community that has helped you keep your brother’s spirit alive—a community that helped you keep a promise made to him when he passed. Thank you just seems insufficient, but I will say it. Thank you. Thank you to the authors who have agreed to donate a portion of their May sales. Thank you to the bloggers who have agreed to help promote the event. Thank you to the readers who #1click and purchase books in support of the event. And thank you to everyone who has offered support or shared their story.
12 years ago when we lost Keith, we decided he would not go quietly, that we would fight for mental health awareness, fight to bring mental illness out of the darkness in his name. We are honored so many have stepped up and joined us in this fight. Together we can continue to open a dialogue about mental health and together we can affect change.
With Deepest Gratitude,
Denise Milano Sprung
Welcome the 5th Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser benefiting the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
For the 5th year, an amazing group of authors have generously agreed to donate a portion of their May sales for the books listed below.
Here is how you can help raise money and awareness for mental health:
- You can purchase a book from the amazing books listed below! We hope you will #1click4charity a number of these amazing books! Please note that although the sheet has Amazon Kindle buy links, the portion of sales is from any platform: digital and print.
- Help Raise Awareness by sharing a photo or short video of why this cause matters to you using #ShareYourWhy via Social Media.
- Share the image below on social media to raise awareness and to show your support.
- Make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at AFSP. You can do a direct donation at http://bit.ly/MilanoFund.
Thank you in advance for your support as we work to bring mental illness out of the darkness.
|Aly Martinez||The Fall Up||http://amzn.to/2oFKBbJ|
|The Spiral Down||http://amzn.to/2ppOx1E|
|Alyson Santos||Night Shifts Black||http://amzn.to/2omx1Xn|
|Amy Harmon||The Queen and The Cure||http://amzn.to/2oFHErK|
|Amy Lane||Summer Lessons||http://amzn.to/2ombUoa|
|Brenda Rothert||Come Closer||http://amzn.to/2nUyf0O|
|Hidden Depth, Lockhart Brothers #4||http://amzn.to/2nUF7uS|
|Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde||Big Shot||http://amzn.to/2ohSZvy|
|Chelle Bliss||ALFA PI Series (3 Book Series)||http://amzn.to/2oidvfm|
|Men of Inked Series||http://amzn.to/2nUZOXG|
|Faith Gibson||Tap Dancing with the Devil||http://amzn.to/2oi1fLS|
|Falon & Nix Stone||Eye Candy Handyman Series||http://amzn.to/2pJ7Orc|
|Ginger Scott||The Falling Series||http://amzn.to/2omMwyw|
|The Harper Boys||http://amzn.to/2oi5kzK|
|The Hard Count||http://amzn.to/2nVcDRG|
|Hold My Breath||http://amzn.to/2pJfiut|
|A Boy Like You||http://amzn.to/2ptuVGV|
|Georgia Cates||Dear Agony||http://amzn.to/2ppROhb|
|K Bromberg||Sweet Cheeks||http://amzn.to/2nUuCrp|
|Katie Ashley||Running Mate||http://amzn.to/2ptf0bK|
|Kindle Alexander||Painted on my Heart||http://amzn.to/2p9DKZH|
|Laura Ward||SOMEDAY SOON||http://amzn.to/2omuXP6|
|Leylah Attar||MISTS OF THE SERENGETI||http://amzn.to/2nUBCVw|
|Lexi Buchanan||Sizzle, Bad Boy Rockers #1||http://amzn.to/2nUx15G|
|Seduce, McKenzie Brothers #1||http://amzn.to/2omn8Jc|
|Melanie Harlow||AFTER WE FALL||http://amzn.to/2pIzFrH|
|Melanie Moreland||The Contract||http://amzn.to/2p9DHNr|
|Natasha Madison||Tempt the Boss||http://amzn.to/2ohT965|
|Nicole Edwards||Speechless (Pier 70, 3)||http://amzn.to/2oDq0TF|
|Raine Miller||Filthy Rich||http://amzn.to/2pt5J3j|
|R.K. Lilley||Bad Things||http://amzn.to/2nUwPDz|
|Sawyer Bennett||Full Catalog||http://amzn.to/2omyH2U|
|Virna De Paul||Bedding the Bachelors series||http://amzn.to/2ppEtWn|
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.
If you want to know more about Keith or why Denise does what she does, here is short video/interview that speaks to that! https://vimeo.com/148760740
Be on the lookout as she will also be posting her #ShareYourWhy this month.
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) http://www.afsp.org/
At the end of the event, participating authors will pay AFSP directly.
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.
Donations to AFSP are tax deductible.