Twelve hours of rocking to stop suicide | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Twelve hours of rocking to stop suicide

MILWAUKEE – Ben Slowey, of the Milwaukee-area chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi, took part in a “Rock-a-thon” on Tuesday, May 9 at the campus union.

He said he was rocking back and forth in a chair for 12 hours straight to raise money for suicide prevention awareness. He has struggled with mental disorders and he knows others who also have, he said.

Proceeds collected from passerby students and faculty on campus were to go to the American Society for Suicide Prevention. In all, students raised $785, Slowey said.

“I could do this all day,” Slowey told TMJ4 at the time. “Which I actually am, literally all day.”