Volunteers rush in to take up teen suicide prevention cause
For Moloney, it's keeping the issue of youth suicide front and center that matters most.
"To keep getting the word out, to just share it with your friends and neighbors, to keep the word going," she said. "Because that's what we have to do. Keep the conversation going."
She's right. And I'm grateful for the people in this Naperville community who have stepped up to help lead the conversation Moloney started.
No matter how divided this country might be, people come together when something's wrong. They respond. They take action. They look for ways to help.
They rush in.
And that simple fact should make us all feel closer.
If you can't make it to the event in Naperville on Sunday and you still want to help, an online donation page has been set up at www.dillybar.org.
(Rex Huppke is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and a noted hypocrisy enthusiast. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @RexHuppke.)