The Speedy Foundation
Jeret “Speedy” Peterson touched millions worldwide both as the Olympic silver medalist in freestyle aerials at the 2010 Vancouver winter games and as an individual who genuinely cared about others.
The Speedy Foundation was formed in 2011 in the memory of the young Idaho native, whose life was characterized by his service to others. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to understanding mental illness, preventing suicide and fighting stigma through education, research, and advocacy. The Speedy Foundation raises money to support education and research to help prevent suicide and engages with advocacy groups such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to increase awareness of suicide prevention with the public.
The Speedy Foundation holds fundraising events throughout the year and the most popular is the “Hurricane for Hope”, a spectacular night-show of acrobatics which is held every summer at the water ramp where Speedy trained in Park City, Utah. The “Hurricane” was Speedy’s signature move, he was one of only a handful of people in the world capable of performing the triple somersault with five twists.
Your support of The Speedy Foundation will help in the quest to better understand mental illness, prevent suicide and fight its stigma through education, research and advocacy. You can help create awareness and spread the word by encouraging others to visit The Speedy Foundation and help bridge the space between the constraint of stigma and the power of inspiration.