Senator Harry Reid , Dr. Marsha Linehan , and Jerry
and Elsie Weyrauch receive awards.
Ms. Hartley then presented the 1999 Lifesavers Survivor Award to Jerry
and Elsie Weyrauch for their leadership as suicide prevention advocates , and for establishing the Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network ( SPAN ) .
thanked the AFSP
for its outreach and talked about his
own need to do something after the loss of his
daughter to suicide.He
described for the audience the SPAN process , it's purpose and activities.He stressed that the work of SPAN is about the affirmation of life , We should remember our loved ones not for the manner in_which they died but for the manner in_which they lived"
Survivor Award recipients Elsie and Jerry Weyrauch
( front and center left ) , and their three sons in front of the Georgia Lifekeeper Quilt.