KASA 2020 Charity of Choice
Meet Taylor Rae, a beautiful, bright, energetic sophomore at the University of Kentucky and daughter of KASA Vice President and Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. Through her hard work and dedication (double major in integrated strategic communication and digital media and design), Taylor was awarded an internship with iHeart Radio which was to begin the second semester of her sophomore year. This was a wonderful opportunity for her that would open the doors to many more opportunities. Taylor was also a member of CHO Omega sorority and was involved in student government at UK.
Taylor was indeed on a mission to change the world!
Like so many, Taylor struggled with mental illness. From the outside looking in, no one could know what she felt on the inside. This is the case for so many of our children and young adults. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness 17 percent of children ages 6-17 have experienced a mental health disorder and almost 40 percent of college students have a significant mental health issue. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10-34.
On the evening of January 8, 2019, Taylor tragically left this world. Even though she is no longer with us, her story is not finished. Her family is committed to using Taylor’s story to help others who are struggling with mental health issues. The Rae of Sunshine Foundation was created to increase access to resources, eliminate the stigma associated with mental health, and promote acts of kindness. Simply put, the group wants to be a ‘rae’ of sunshine.
Come learn more about this amazing foundation during the general session July 30, and also be sure to stop by their booth. Help us reach our goal of raising $12,000 for the Rae of Sunshine Foundation so they may reach more children and young adults in Kentucky. Indicate your pledge on page 7 or include a donation with your registration.
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