Two years ago, the world lost a young woman, Hayley Blowers, to suicide. She had a whole life of experiences ahead of her but whatever she was dealing with at that particular moment was too overwhelming for her to cope with. Only she knew that.

Raini, Hayley's mom, tells me that she now knows there were warning signs that, at the time, she didn't recognize. Why would she? I wouldn't and I doubt most people would. That's the education component of the Hayley's Hope Foundation. Learn what the signs are and how young people internalize these emotions, before it's too late.

The other component of the foundation is scholarships...for students at Erskine Academy and the Capital Area Technical Center, both of which Hayley attended.

At sixteen, life should have just been starting for Haylie, not ending. Instead of sitting around wondering what could have been done, Raini and friends have put their energies to good use helping others.

Tonight at Champion's in the Elm Plaza in Waterville, there will be a comedy show beginning at 8. It will feature Heather Neal, Chris Choate, Will Green, Brian Brinegar and more. The event will be hosted by Mark Turcotte and it IS a 21+ show and there will be adult content. Doors open at 7 and tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 441-7427.

Hear our chat with Raini on the Moose Morning Show, below.