KUSA - Longtime Denver Broncos fans may remember his name and think of the team's first trip the Super Bowl.
Bucky Dilts was the punter for that team. While he only spent a couple of years with the team, he made his home in Colorado and has spent the years since in sales and marketing.
In recent years, Dilts has been willing to share his battle with prostate cancer to urge men to get early screening for the disease.
Now, Bucky Dilts is sharing his personal story of loss to suicide, his own battle with depression and his strong belief that individuals - especially men - must overcome existing stigmas and seek help when needed. He plans to discuss these struggles at the Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network's 12th Annual Mental Health Benefit Luncheon on Friday at the Inverness Hotel & Conference Center in Englewood.
Dilts is motivated by his obstacles and successful recovery and advocates for access to care, health care integration and busting the long-held stigma surrounding mental health.
Proceeds from the event will provide direct services to those in our community who are uninsured and will enhance our suicide prevention services.
Individual tickets are $75. Corporate sponsorships (offering tables of 10) are also available by contacting Jacy Conradt at 303-793-9602. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.admhn.org or call 303-779-9676.