Adult Prom to Benefit Suicide Prevention in Oswego County

Adult Prom

OSWEGO, NY – Cre8 Studios and Friends of Oswego are back at it again and this time they are helping to raise awareness for suicide prevention in Oswego County.

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SAVE is a local non-profit that is dedicated to the prevention of suicide and is also a member of the National Council for Suicide Prevention.

The theme surrounding the event is a “Celebration of Life.”

“Suicide is a tragedy that is taking too many lives, not only in Oswego County but across the country,” said SAVE Central NY chair, Jamie Leszczynski. “We are honored to partner with Cre8 Studios and Friends of Oswego to simply celebrate the lives of those lost to suicide but also to stress the importance of life and bringing awareness to the signs of suicide.”

In addition to a portion of the ticket sales going directly to SAVE Central NY, this year Adult Prom has several highly profiled community members competing to raise funds and to earn the title of Prom King and Queen.

The 2016 Homecoming Court consist of:

Thomas Schneider – president, chief executive officer of Pathfinder Bank

Tiffany Gentile – licensed mental health counselor, certified eating disorder specialist and adjunct professor at SUNY Oswego

Danielle Hayden – Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Annmarie Licatese from Fit Foodie Mama

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow

Patrick Furlong – Furdi’s Modular Homes

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 and include admission, light snacks and a candy buffet provided by Man in the Moon Candies.

Dance to ’80s classics, ’90s throwbacks, top 40 and early 2000s music.

In addition, Sarah Heppell will be the event photographer and AlterImage Fine Art Photography will be there with its illuminated photobooth.

For event or ticket information, please visit www.friendsofoswego.com or email [email protected]

Suicide is a national public health crisis and is the second leading cause of death among 15- to 34-year-olds and the third leading cause of death for 35- to 44-year-olds.

SAVE works to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and serves as a resource to those touched by suicide.

To learn more about SAVE, visit www.save.org or call 952-946-7998.