Two years ago, Taylor John, the son of former Yankees pitcher Tommy John, took his own life after suffering from depression. The devastating event was a call to action for Tommy who now advocates for suicide understanding and prevention.
On Wednesday, October 3 local resident and owner of Vision Tech Promotions, Elisa Taylor organized a fund raising event for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to support Tommy.
Over 100 people were invited to the event held at the Montebello Mansion in Suffern, which is now the headquarters of Garry Goldberg Financial Services. Guests were treated to a night of food, and music at the mansion.
Some of Rockland County’s best restaurants provided food for the event, including the Italian food of Marcello’s in downtown Suffern. A silent auction was also held where guests could bid on exclusive baseball memorabilia. The night included a guest appearance by former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker.
Taylor, who also is a Rockland County Times contributor, said she hopes, with the help of the event’s sponsors, to make this fundraiser a regular event.