Peloton Instructor Kendall Toole is receiving the first-ever American Association of Suicidology (AAS) Make An Impact Award for her efforts to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and suicide prevention. Kendall has been a beacon of hope for the Peloton community and beyond, inspiring millions of people to lead their best lives.
What is the Make an Impact Award?
The AAS Make An Impact Award is given to an influential person with a significant platform that raises awareness to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, suicide prevention, and suicide ideation. Kendall is a Peloton fitness instructor and a mental health advocate. She has shared her personal story of mental health struggles and inspires people to prioritize their physical and mental well-being.
Kendall Has Certainly Made an Impact
Kendall’s willingness to share her personal experience with mental health and suicide ideation has helped to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help. Leeann Sherman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of AAS said, “Kendall has used her platform to talk about mental health and inspire so many people to live their best lives. It is our honor to recognize Kendall for her bravery and willingness to share her story.”
The Make an Impact Award Ceremony
The award will be presented at the 2023 World Suicide Prevention Day Benefit in New York City on Sunday, September 10th. The event is being hosted by Maria Milito, a radio personality from Q104.3. Additionally, the evening will feature a performance from Emily Wolfe, a talented singer-songwriter-guitarist from Austin, Texas. Emily is breathing new life into classic rock & roll with her incendiary guitar chops and original songwriting.
The benefit aims to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with suicide prevention and mental health. It will provide AAS with the resources and education necessary to help communities across the country. The event will feature other special guests and acts that are yet to be announced. Attendees must be 21 years or older, and advance tickets cost $25 each ($35 at the door).
About the AAS
The American Association of Suicidology is a national and international membership-based suicide prevention organization that promotes suicide research. The organization provides public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers. The membership includes mental health and public health professionals, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, and survivors of suicide loss and attempt survivors.
Kendall Toole’s award-winning efforts to reduce the stigma around mental health and suicide prevention through her Peloton platform have been recognized through the AAS Make An Impact Award. The 2023 World Suicide Prevention Day Benefit will ring in the award ceremony with a headlining performance by Emily Wolfe. The event is aimed at raising awareness and reducing stigma around suicide prevention and mental health.
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