April 17, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A fundraiser that will raise money for a local suicide awareness and prevention center will take place at Bar 43 on Saturday.
The event will begin at 5 pm at the bar, located at 43-06 43rd St., and features team trivia, raffles, and basket prize giveaways with goodies from local Sunnyside businesses. A suggested donation of $20 will get attendees a complimentary drink, a raffle ticket, and an arm band for happy hour prices on select drinks.
The funds raised that night will go to Solace House, a suicide prevention center founded in Long Island City three years ago as the Pieta House. The group is gearing up for their Solace Sunrise Walk, which will take place in May at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Ty Sullivan, the event organizer for the second year in a row, said he hopes to see the same success the fundraiser had last year, where $8,000 was raised in just over three hours.
“There’s one goal, and that is to bring awareness for suicide prevention,” Sullivan said.
The fundraiser, he says, showcases the best of Sunnyside.
“Sunnyside really is about community,” he said. “This event once again proves that.”