A Sip in the Park was created to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Each year the AFSP’s Greater Boston chapter hosts this event, featuring food and wine pairings, live music, and silent and live auctions at Boston’s historic Fenway Park.

Each year, we honor and celebrate an individual or organization that demonstrates extraordinary leadership and steadfast commitment to saving lives through suicide prevention and support – with our Lifesaver Leadership Award. Past recipients include: Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, McLean Hospital & the Deconstructing Stigma Campaign, Stacey Lucchino, Home Base Program, and Governor Deval Patrick.

2019 Lifesaver Leadership Award

This year AFSP’s Greater Boston Chapter is excited to honor Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross for his unwavering advocacy for mental health awareness and efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide within the Boston Police Department and beyond.


Kate Eisenberg
David O’Leary


Jenn Adams
Dana Jackson Cohen
Natalie Fernsebner
Andrea Finnerty
Paula Fleming
Ka-Ling Flynn
Josh Kruger
Cynthia Larose
Brenda Kracke
Linda Marino
Alicia O’Leary