Join us on the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day
for a family-friendly awareness event to wrap up the Stomp Out Stigma summer tour. With this event, we hope to create a sense of community for those who are or have been affected by mental illness and suicide, strengthen the connection between community members and organizations who have the ability to help, and empower individuals and families to take action when it comes to mental health.
This event will take place at the Special Olympics Michigan Unified Sports and Inclusion Center (the former South Christian High School) on 68th Street. It will be an open house setting from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m including a track to walk for mental health, food trucks, bounce houses, giveaways, and more!
As always, we are grateful for our generous community members who see the value in supporting our efforts in mental health education. All participants are encouraged to register for this event. If you would like to create a team and raise money for the be nice. program, click on the button below that says, "create a September walk team." The top three fundraising individuals will receive a be nice. gift bag. If you would like to create a team simply to gather a group and create awareness, click the same button!
If you’ve participated in the Stomp Out Stigma Walk in the past, we want to see you in your shirt! Anyone who attends the event wearing the exclusive walk tee from 2018, 2019, or 2020 can enter to win a be nice. giveaway! If you participated this past May, click the button that says, "I am a return walker from May 2021." We simply need to capture your name and team so we know you're joining us! If you wish to raise money, you can continue to do so on the team page you created in the spring!
If you have lost a loved one to suicide and you would like to honor them with a memorial sign please contact Larissa at email@example.com by August 20th. These signs will outline the track and walk route.
Proceeds from the walk benefit our be nice. programs and awareness throughout the community. Through the be nice. action plan (notice, invite, challenge, empower) we are able to educate students about mental illnesses and encourage them to exchange stereotypes for understanding, compassion, and acceptance.