‘Behind the Mask: A Night in Barcelona’ to raise funds for Adams County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Adams County Suicide Prevention Coalition

QUINCY — The Adams County Suicide Prevention Coalition will be the host of “Behind the Mask: A Night in Barcelona” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 in Dick Brothers Brewery, 929 York. Funds raised will support the prevention efforts undertaken by the coalition.

”The ACSPC relies on fundraisers and donations to fulfill its mission of preventing the tragedy of suicide in our area,” said Barb Baker Chapin, chair of the coalition. “The funds raised though this event and another event in September are critical to the coalition and its work.”

Some of the ways the funds will be used will be to:

  • maintain a website with prevention information;
  • providing information via a Facebook page;
  • creating and airing public service announcements that urge people to seek help if they are struggling;
  • wrapping city paratransit buses with the National Suicide hotline number; 
  • speaking to area high school groups, healthcare providers and the public about suicide and prevention strategies; 
  • along with Together with Tri-State Veterans, promoting the use of gun locks and providing locks to the public at no cost;
  • providing grief baskets with comfort items and information to families who have had a loss by suicide;
  • hosting a support group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

The event will feature Spanish cuisine, entertainment and a live auction.

Some of the auction items are:

  • a Chicago Bulls package (four tickets to a game and a $500 gift card),
  • a seven-night stay in a two-bedroom condo in Playa del Carmen, 
  • a Love your Lawn package (lawn mowing for a month, fall lawn clean-up and a leaf blower),
  • a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 12-year-old select bourbon, 
  • a weekend get-away for six at the Indigo House in Hannibal (with gift certificates at Labinnah Bistro and LaAzotea Lounge and a boat ride on the Mississippi).

Tickets are $75. They are available by calling Transitions of Western Illinois at (217) 223-0413 or by going to EventBrite.com.

The Adams County Suicide Prevention Coalition was founded in 2012 by Transitions of Western Illinois and Blessing Hospital to raise awareness of suicide and engage in prevention efforts. The group consists of representatives from a number of social service agencies, school representatives and concerned citizens.

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