Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 10, 2007
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee angered Suicide Prevention leaders by evoking a suicide picture for his political opponents on a Tuesday interview on MSNBC. SMWDC and ISP demand an apology from the Republican candidate.
"We feel as someone who is running for President of the country, he shows clear disregard and insensitivity to the over 2,000 Americans who attempt suicide daily," says Ben Olsen of SMWDC.
Regardless of Huckabee's apology, Public Relations firm Spectrum Media - Washington, DC (SMWDC) today announced the launch of "ISP because tomorrow is a better day" campaign. The young PR agency won the contract among 30 finalists due to their award-winning results and excellent relationship with the New York Times, Associated Press, Washington Post and CNN and other excellent papers and news networks.
International Suicide Prevention (ISP) is a Las Vegas based non-profit educating the public and aiding families coping with suicide. ISP helps families with unexpected costs, emotional support and teaches free preventive classes to various groups.
Matthew Dovel, Founder and President of International Suicide Prevention says, "We are happy to have Spectrum Media -- Washington, DC on our side. Since we rely on volunteers and donations -- their experience and expertise in getting us media attention means a lot to us. Right from the beginning, we were on NBC station KNVC-TV and in Metro News Networks' national edition."
ISP which has been featured on "20/20" and "Good Morning America" is no stranger to the media but is in dire need of corporate and private donations to fulfill the six to eight daily financial requests from families. Since requests range from $1,500 to $10,000 in costs, SMWDC will reach the public in various ways to raise these funds.
"We will enact an aggressive 50 state, 12 month campaign that will include PSAs, VNRs and interviews with top-ranked media outlets," says SMWDC Senior Executive Ben Olsen.
"Being a brand new non-profit, ISP is a fresh, important and necessary resource for many. Our goals are to show ISP's warm and caring nature to the American public," said Olsen.
ISP (International Suicide Prevention, Inc.) (http://www.supportisp.org) a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity. ISP is a Las Vegas based non-profit educating the public and aiding families coping with suicide.
ISP is the only Emergency Crisis Response post-suicide family support organization serving the nation. The president of ISP, Matthew Dovel, who is also a best selling author on life after death, is donating a portion of all his book sales to ISP. You can purchase a copy of his book, "My Last Breath," at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, or through his website at http://www.mylastbreath.com.
SMWDC (http://www.smwdc.com) is a public relations, communications, strategy and media firm that works on behalf of Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, Healthcare, Technology, Education, Entertainment, Travel, Hospitality and Sporting organizations. SMWDC clients include the India Association of Greater Boston and the Soccer Showcase & Review among others. SMWDC is an independent PR firm and has offices in Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, PA.