SPEAK UP (Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids United as Partners Foundation) is holding their annual fundraiser walk on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at the Garmin Pavilion located at 1200 E. 151st Street in Olathe, KS.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9:00 a.m.
This fundraising event is a walk where teens and their parents can start the conversation about mental wellness and suicide.
This year’s walk will be hosted by Garmin in Olathe, KS. To register for the walk, visit www.speakup.us. The walk includes a t-shirt if registered by Sept. 1
Last year close to 700 walkers participated in the event
SPEAK UP works to provide education and awareness, bridging gaps between the community, schools and parents. Their goal is to encourage conversations with our children, provide parents information on how to identify warning signs and offer resources if you think your child is at risk. Most importantly, they want to end the stigma associated with mental illness and teach kids that it is okay to ask for help.
The aim is to help teens understand that it is okay not to be everyone else’s definition of perfect and to reach teens with a positive message of self-worth and value, as well as reinforce the idea that being yourself is good enough.