Suicide prevention foundation gains national support

DOWNEY - The Sean Vernon Feliciano Amazing Day Foundation, which is preparing for its signature Walk for Life fundraiser Sept. 8, received a significant boost of support this week when the Sigma Pi International fraternity voted to make the foundation its philanthropic program for their 100,000 fraternity members.Sean Feliciano was a member of Sigma Pi at UC Santa Barbara when he committed suicide in 2009. His father, Bob Feliciano, started the foundation to bring awareness to suicide among college students. Bob Feliciano traveled to Sigma Pi International's biannual convocation in San Antonio this past week where he gave a presentation to its members. Each year, each of Sigma Pi's 130 chapters recommend dozens of organizations for consideration of their philanthropic program. Bob said he was "filled with emotions" when informed his foundation had been selected. "Prior to Sigma Pi's selecting the Amazing Day foundation it was a small, local community suicide prevention non-profit foundation," Bob Feliciano said. "With their selection the foundation has moved into a new national arena...With their help we can stop the senseless loss of life." The Walk for Life is a 5K walk that starts at 7:45 a.m. at Stonewood Center. The event is in its third year and collects donations to support the foundation. For more information, contact Bob Feliciano at or call (562) 869-0660.

********** Published: August 23, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 19