What is Be The Light Walk?
Be The Light Walk is going virtual for 2020! Due to capacity limitations and concerns about COVID-19 virus spread, we have decided to forego the live in-person event and do an online-only virtual broadcast that you can watch from anywhere with anyone. The Walk promotes awareness around suicide, and resources that work to prevent suicide in our communities.
All are still encouraged to walk in memory of our loved ones that died by suicide as well as in solidarity with our brothers and sisters as a display that they’re not alone and that there’s life after suicide. Everyone who registers for the event gets a shirt and official event packet. We’ll also invite some of you who register – whether as a team or individually – to join the pre-event afternoon Facebook Live stream on September 12th to share your story with the Be the Light Community!
Every person who participates to get out an enjoy a walk on or before September 12th in memory and solidarity with those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Our live-streamed event will be available to watch on social media and bethelightwalk.com free of charge. an evening event of inspiration and hope that together, we can prevent suicide and reduce stigma. This fundraising event supports suicide prevention in Brown County, Wisconsin. The event begins with a Resource Fair followed by Survivor, author and speaker, Brandy Lidbeck. Throughout the event, we will reflect on the reality of suicide and remember those lost. The evening concludes with a beautiful candlelight walk with Luminaries to light the path.
This event is for survivors of suicide loss, community leaders, concerned citizens, and advocates in the fight against suicide and suicide stigma that creates barriers to treatment in our communities. Fundraising and proceeds from the event provide funding for programs to prevent suicide and promote education to reduce stigma in and around Brown County through the Brown County Coalition For Suicide Prevention.
* DONATIONS: Please make checks payable to Bellin Health Foundation, memo: BCSPPF *
Who/What is Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention?
Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention is a collaborative effort of over 30 agencies & community organizations, including medical examiners, schools, healthcare professionals, nonprofit organizations, and public health officials, whose aim is to inform and educate the public about warning signs of suicide and leading community-focused initiatives that help save lives.
What are the registration options? (Prices as of 7/1/2020)
$10 Youth (17 & Under)
Every walker who registers online receives a new 2020 #bethelight Shirt, wristband & candle. Limited sizes and styles will be available 2 weeks from the event date and we cannot guarantee sizes or quantities. We can ship shirts and walk packets.
Free child registration option for kids 12 & under. This option does not include a shirt. Each child will receive a BTLW-themed wristband and candle to walk with.
When does online registration close?
September 10 at 11:59pm.
What is the deadline to register with a Team?
What if my Team doesn’t get 10 walkers? Will we get a shirt?
YES. Everyone gets a shirt. Teams with less than 10 registered walkers can choose to buy up additional shirts to get to 10 so their Team Name will be printed on their shirt sleeve. Teams with less than 10 shirts total will receive a standard event shirt.
I need to add someone who registered individually to my Team. Can I add them to my team?
Only until the Team Registration deadline. All others will need to register as Individuals online Use the contact form and include the name of the person you need to add along with your team name.
I’m a Captain. How do I see my team roster?
Use this link to see who has joined your team and to manage your roster. Use the contact form with any questions or concerns.
What if I can’t make it to the event now?
Contact us to get your packet and shirt shipped. If you registered with a team, we will have it unless you request someone pick it up in your absence. Please provide them with your confirmation so we know it’s legit. Please note if you registered as an INDIVIDUAL, we will do what we can to keep your shirt size. Understand it’s very possible that we may not come through the event with your size based on the amount of walkers and shirt availability.
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
No refunds, but you can transfer registration. Please contact us with updated information on registration or any questions.
This is not exhaustive. Please send us your questions and we’ll add more to this page.