For Immediate Release:
October 17, 2018
Contact: Matt Tanner
ROLLFAST FOUNDATION SHARES STORIES OF HOPE AT FIRST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
CARMEL, INDIANA – Thursday night the Rollfast Foundation held its first annual Roll Out of Darkness Banquet at the Wellington in Fishers, Indiana. The event was emceed by WISH TV’s Drew Blair.
Opening the evening, guests participated in interactive polling with technology partner Remedy LIVE. The audience was asked to answer questions presented anonymously via text message. This interactive experience displayed the effectiveness of anonymous chat, where one is free of judgement in their answers. Similar technology is used with RollfastLIVE, a text-to-chat line for people bearing a secret struggle. If you are currently carrying a secret and want to talk with somebody, please text ROLLFAST to 494949 and you’ll be connected with a Soulmedic for a confidential conversation.
Thursday’s highlighted local story of hope was presented by Megan and Katy Stutts. The Stutts family lost Rich Stutts in 2013 and are active in the community promoting mental health and suicide prevention.
Kevin Hines was the keynote speaker and presented a truly moving message of hope and courage. Kevin is one of the few survivors to jump from the Golden Gate Bridge. After surviving he has dedicated his life to saving others from suicide. A video of the message can be found on our Facebook page.
Special awards were presented to acknowledge those that have impacted the Rollfast Foundation in 2018. Award winners were, The City of Carmel, Stephen Strayer and The Stutts Family.
Fundraising concluded the evening with guests donating nearly $30,000 to the Rollfast Foundation. Donations are still being accepted by visiting http://donate.rollfast.org