Our beloved Jack suffered from depression and took his own life at age 15. Funds will go towards the creation and maintenance of a non-profit organization in his name by his brother, John, and his parents, Rick and Jeanine.
"Jack Strong" will provide a support net of peers and raise awareness for teen mental health through the advocacy of professional athletes, speakers, and counselors.
Jack was a enthusiastic lacrosse goalie of over ten years. If you know anything about lacrosse, it's that being a goalie takes an unbelievable amount of strength. Jack's altruism, empathy, and strength were evident in everything he did.
We cannot allow the bullying, both from adults and kids, to go on any longer. We must be there for each other and end the stigma around mental health and teen suicide together.