Upcoming Events


Taylor Chrysler Dodge Fundraiser

Taylor Chrysler Dodge         Bradley, Illinois              August 2018

Stop by Taylor Chrysler Dodge in Bradley, Illinois and enter for a chance to win a 50" Flat Screen Smart TV. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Samuel R. Myers Foundation

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

August 1, 2018    Kankakee High School   All Day

The Samuel R. Myers Foundation an Project 375 will be supporting and participating in the training of various school district employees in Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Kankakee Community College

August 15, 2018    Kankakee Community College, Kankakee, Illinois    1:00 pm

Kathi and Brandon Myers will be presenting Sam's story of his battle with mental illness and ultimate decision to end his life with various members of the KCC staff.

Community Arts Council of Kankakee Fall Art Stroll

September 9, 2018   Kankakee Train Depot, Kankakee, Illinois   11:00 am - 4:00 pm 

This free event, presented by the Community Arts Council of Kankakee,  will showcase 70 arts and crafts artisans who will exhibit and sell a  variety of paintings, stained glass, pottery, painted porcelain and  glass, wood carvings, leather work, jewelry, quilts and other  needlework, handmade soaps and lotions, crafts and much more. The Samuel R. Myers Foundation will be e present to provide suicide and mental health awareness material.

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2018.    Manteno, Illinois

The Samuel R. Myers Foundation for Suicide and Mental Health Awareness will be providing give-a-aways to help raise awareness of World Suicide Prevention Day.  More information TBA.

Prevent Tragedy on the Tracks – 2018; The Trespasser/Suicide Reduction Goal

September 27, 2018  The Drake Hotel Oak Brook, Illinois   

A common misconception related to railroad fatalities is that they always involve incidents at highway-rail crossings. However, only 23.8% of  railroad fatalities occur at highway-rail crossings. Trespassing and  instances of intentional death (aka suicide) account for 71.9% of all  railroad-related fatalities. This conference will highlight many strategies to reduce trespass and suicide fatalities on the Nation's railways.