Putting smiles on KC Kid's faces for almost 20 yearsNick and Jake’s “Fore the Kids” has been a cornerstone in the Kansas City Community since 2001, raising monies and awareness for various organizations that support children’s services. Get Involved»
Suicide Prevention Starts With You
leading cause of death ages 10-24
high schooler’s say they have seriously considered suicide within the last year
students between 7-12th grade will attempt to take their life each day in the U.S.
of parents say their child needs mental health services in the Kansas City Area
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Nick's Voice Fund
The Nick's Voice Fund is dedicated to educating our community about the signs, treatment, and therapy related to depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders effecting the mental health of our children. We hope to create a dramatic effect on the suicide rates in the Kansas City Area by passionately and compassionately providing resources to insure healthy and fulfilling lives for our future generations.
The past two years, through the Nick’s Voice Fund, “Fore the Kids” has devoted its resources to enhancing a school-based mental health initiative between Children’s Mercy and the Blue Valley School District as well as hosted the Nick’s Voice Community Report, a public forum featuring experts in pediatric developmental and behavioral sciences from Children’s Mercy and the Blue Valley School District.
Through the Nick’s Voice Fund, proceeds from the 2018 tournament allowed for the creation of the Nick Timmons Endowed Professorship in Developmental and Behavioral Sciences. This endowed fund supports a new position to be used by the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences to enhance research efforts to prevent suicide and treat anxiety, depression and mood disorders in the adolescent population. The first of its kind at Children’s Mercy, this endowed professorship position will allow the hospital and “Fore the Kids” to further enhance all efforts to address pediatric and adolescent mental health in our community.
Nick and Jake’s Fore the Kids golf tournament has been a proud supporter of Children’s Mercy, raising over $2.1 million and providing all the “extra’s” of care. Proceeds from the tournament have brought iPads to patient’s bedsides, created and started a pet therapy program for children with cancer and epilepsy, and raised enough money to purchase three brand-new critical-care ambulances. Fore the Kids created the “Nick’s Voice” fund in 2017 to aid in the fight against youth suicide.