The Mission of the Drake Davis Foundation, (a 501(c)(3) organization
(20-8198140)), is to raise awareness of suicide prevention and to assist people whose lives are affected by suicide.
Formed in memory of Drake Davis who died by suicide on January 4, 2006, the Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who exemplify outstanding leadership, character and community service. These scholarships not only provide needed financial assistance but also an occasion to raise awareness and talk about suicide prevention among young people. Suicide is a problem that so few people talk about but awareness should be made of the impact of suicide on people in general and young people in particular:
nearly 1,000,000 people attempt suicide every year equaling an attempt every 28 seconds*
someone dies from suicide every 14.2 minutes; - over 35,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the US;
it is the 10th leading cause of death among all people;
suicide is the number 2 killer of young people between 15 and 24; and
suicide is the number 2 killer of teenage boys.
The Drake Davis Foundation encourages you to "SPEAK UP and REACH OUT" to a person in need.