Living Beyond Suicide Summit – Celebrating Shining Stars Event


Celebrating Shining Stars Event

Celebrating Shining Stars: A Gathering to Honor Suicide Prevention

Join us for this Networking Event and Fundraiser for United Suicide Survivors International.

This celebratory event will bring together like-minded individuals who are passionate about suicide prevention. Every donation supports our mission of helping people impacted by suicide turn their pain into purpose through storytelling, advocacy, and events like the “Living Beyond Suicide Summit”.

Attending this “Celebrating Shining Stars” allows you to support a vital cause, connect with a community, make a tangible impact, raise awareness, and experience the empowerment that comes from contributing to saving lives.

The Celebrating Shining Stars Event takes place on Monday, November 1, 2023, at the Buffalo Rose from 6:00 – 9:00 pm MDT.

Space is limited (75 people max), register soon!

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Jordan Chavez – 9NEWS Mornings Anchor

Jordan Chavez is the Weekday Morning Anchor at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. 

Jordan joined the 9NEWS family in March 2017.

He says it seems surreal to be working alongside journalists he’s admired for so long, but it’s an opportunity he’ll never take for granted.

Before making the move to Denver, Jordan worked as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at KAMR, the NBC affiliate in Amarillo, Texas. While there, he covered everything from political stories to breaking news including a capital murder trial and an active shooter inside a Walmart – both of which garnered national attention.

Jordan is naturally curious about the world around him. It’s a trait that ultimately led to his decision to become a journalist. He’s what you would describe as a “news nerd,” constantly checking his phone for updates about stories happening around his community and across the globe. He also embarrassingly admits his DVR is almost full of recordings of NBC Nightly News.

Jordan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media from Texas State University in 2014.

He was born in New Orleans but moved to Amarillo at a young age where he was raised. While he is a proud Texan, he’s excited to now call Colorado home. When he’s not updating you on the latest happenings across the state, he’s almost certainly exploring Colorado’s beautiful mountains, rivers, or excellent breweries.


Sarah Gaer, MA – “Soul of the Survivor”

Session Overview:
More information coming soon.

Sarah Gaer holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has 24 years of experience in the field of mental health care. Sarah has been an outpatient clinician, crisis clinician, and member of trauma response teams responding to homicides, suicides, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters.

Sarah was the Senior Team Leader for MassSupport Network, the FEMA-funded Crisis Counseling Program responding to COVID-19 in Massachusetts. She is a Master Trainer for the QPR Institute and has trained over 1000 first responders in Massachusetts. Sarah currently works as a consultant in suicide prevention and trauma recovery and is spearheading long-term recovery efforts at Holyoke Soldier’s Home, which experienced a mass causality event during COVID-19. Sarah also holds a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health creating and providing training for Law Enforcement on topics such as suicide prevention, toxic stress, and resilience building.

Justin Azbill, Milwaukee Tool “The ME in Team – “Overcoming Workplace Mental Health Challenges through Selfcare”

Session Overview:
More information coming soon.

Ticket Prices

Early Bird Price (until Oct 1st)

Regular Price (after Oct 1 to Oct 25)

Procrastinators Price (Oct 26 – Nov 1)

$50 + fees

$75 + fees

$100 + fees

In Honor of Diana Cortez Yañez