Burgers & Bands Annapolis 2021
For two years Ann Brennan and Ethan Brennan walked for 24 hours to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. While these walks raised thousands of dollars for the cause, we felt like something was missing. Our family became involved in suicide prevention in the first place to bring awareness to an issue that has plagued their community for years.
In 2017, the Brennan family teamed up with their friends and neighbors Jennifer and Kevin Bonk to bring the fundraising into our own community by creating an event like no other, Burgers and Bands for Suicide Prevention. It wasn’t long before Priddy Music Academy joined the movement. Burgers and Bands is an organization built in and around our community to bring awareness and raise funds for mental health initiatives in our schools. Schools and organizations can apply for grants through Burgers and Bands. Supporters can donate to support specific grant initiatives or to help the overall work of the charity. Volunteers and musicians can contribute the gift of their time and talent to help this vital cause.
Since its inception, Burgers and Bands for Suicide Prevention have raised thousands of dollars and brought mental health programs into several schools and organizations. Our tag line “You Are Not Alone,” strives to help alleviate the loneliness that those who suffer from depression and suicidal ideations. We want to get the word out to people in our community that they are not alone and that there are help and hope available to them. Born of personal suffering, Burgers and Bands helps in the fight against a very public problem that is robbing us of our loved ones too soon. Take a moment and listen to Ethan’s story.