(a non-profit organization)
The Mission of the Drake Davis Foundation, (a 501(c)(3) organization (20-8198140)) is to raise awareness of suicide prevention and to assist people whose lives are affected by suicide. Formed in memory of Drake Davis who committed suicide on January 4, 2006, the Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who exemplify outstanding leadership, character and community service. These scholarships not only provide needed financial assistance but also an occasion to raise awareness and talk about suicide prevention among young people. Suicide is a problem that so few people talk about but awareness should be made of the impact of suicide on people in general and young people in particular:
The Drake Davis Foundation encourages you to "SPEAK UP and REACH OUT" to a person in need.
The Drake Davis Foundation will hold its 8th Annual Drake Davis Speak Up - Reach Out Golf Tournament at the Chapel Hills Golf Club on Friday, May 9, 2014.
- nearly 1,000,000 people attempt suicide every year; - someone dies from suicide every 14.2 minutes;
- over 35,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the US;
- it is the 10th leading cause of death among all people; - suicide is the number 3 killer of young people between 15 and 24; and - suicide is the number 2 killer of teenage boys.
Congratulations to the 2014 Scholarship Recipients!
Click here to view the list.
Speak Up Reach Out is a registered trademark of Drake Davis Foundation.