SUICIDE PREVENTION LEADERS URGED TO KEEP UP MESSAGING
By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 12, 2019....Riley DiPillo's older sister Laura, who died by suicide five years ago when she was 15, was like a red sock in a load of white laundry.
"Not only did she stand out in the crowd, but she also left a lasting impact on all those that she touched," DiPillo said, reminiscing about his sister at Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention awards ceremony at the State House.
Riley, a junior at Smith Academy in Hatfield, and his mother Margaret Russo started the Scarlet Sock Foundation with the goal of sharing Laura's compassion for others and love of theater by supporting local social justice theater projects.
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