Welcome to the Sean Vernon Feliciano Amazing Day Foundation, Inc.
The foundation is a 501(c)(3) (No. 27-0274299) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to create awareness and reduce the suicides of college students.
We are working with California colleges and universities communities to investigate and reduce the number two killer of our college students.
2015 Run/Walk for Life Recap
On March 7th, 2015, the Sean Vernon Amazing Day Foundation held its 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Life at Shoreline Park in the city of Long Beach, CA. More than 400 participants, members of student groups, corporate sponsors, and supporters gathered to create what truly was an amazing day.
Students from the Sigma Pi Chapter of Long Beach State were co-sponsors of the event, and arrived early to set up the course and direct the runners and walkers to the site. The Los Angeles Laker Girls were on hand to lead a warm-up session prior to the event, cheer on the participants throughout the 5K, and take pictures with everyone afterwards. The Downey High School Swim and Water Polo teams were also in attendance, showing their support for the cause and keeping Sean’s memory alive.
Rick Mogil, the Program Director for the Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Services at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, made an impact at his booth by sharing materials on the importance of mental health awareness and treatment.
Ron Beres supported this year’s event with a donation of cases of Meta Health Bars that were enjoyed by all before and after the run. A local Starbucks contributed early morning coffee to wake our participants up, and P.F. Chang’s and Islands restaurants provided gift cards that were given out at the end of the event. Scott Lowmen of United Rentals of Long Beach contributed the generator, which provided electricity for the entire event.
We are pleased to report that the event collected a significant amount of money that has been donated to the University of California, Santa Barbara Mental Health Peer Program for the fifth consecutive year.
All in all, this was an incredible, impactful Amazing Day – all thanks to our participants and supporters who helped us get the word out about the importance of mental health awareness and to hopefully save the lives of some college students who are struggling, just like Sean.
We can’t wait to see you there next year!