Join us on June 7-9th for Wear Orange, as we unite in our call to end gun violence and honor the more than 120 people who are shot and killed, and hundreds more who are wounded and traumatized, every day in our country. Read some of the stories of those affected by gun violence below.

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Brett Sabo

In memory of Alan Lowenstein

My Uncle Alan struggled with mental illness for years. He bought a gun. He figured out when the shifts changed at the hospital near a park. He sat on a bench and shot himself.

I remember being called to the nurse’s office in high school and being told. When I got home, my father (Alan’s youngest brother) was quietly sitting on a hammock outside. Devastated by anger and sadness. Abandoned by his hero.

We adored Alan: his piano playing, his white buck shoes and his ability to keep his brothers close. That all disappeared when he did.

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