This week’s topic is very painful, but a necessary discussion. Suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in our country. The effects of suicide go beyond the person who acts to take their life. It can also have a lasting effect on family, friends, and communities.
Your Real Champion® – Donna Ambrogi is a “giver” – the kind of person you want as your best friend. She has devoted herself to a life of service as a mother and a nurse and was proud of her two sons who were exemplary scholars and athletes. When faced with unimaginable loss, she turned her grief into a powerful, positive mission – to educate young people, parents, teachers, and coaches about depression and suicide prevention.
Each week, we highlight the Real Champions in your life! Your family, friends, or colleagues who go the extra mile to help others in their community.
Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINKPLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGNfor Colon Cancer Awareness.
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