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In-Person Registration & Packet Pickup Info

Parking Lot across from Resch Center
820 Armed Forces Dr, Green Bay, WI 54304

FRIDAY, SEPT 11 // 12:00 – 6:00 PM CDT
SATURDAY, SEPT 12 // 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

Pre-Event Live Stream

Team Streams, Virtual Resource Fair, Survivor Stories

SATURDAY, SEPT 12 // 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

Hope Signs: Voyageur Park | Meadowbrook Park | CityDeck

Pre-Event

Q: What is Be The Light Walk?

A: Be The Light Walk is going virtual for 2020! Due to capacity limitations and concerns about COVID-19 virus spread, we have decided to host an online-only, virtual broadcast that you can watch from anywhere with anyone. Suicide, sadly, takes no days off. The annual Walk, therefore, exists to promote awareness around suicide, and resources actively involved in the cause to prevent suicide in our Northeastern Wisconsin communities.

Here’s what you should know:

  1. THE WALK MUST GO ON. All are still encouraged to walk on September 12 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.
  2. EVERY PAID REGISTRANT gets an official #BTLW20 Shirt and Event Packet
  3. TEAM STREAM – that’s right. Your team can join the pre-event afternoon Facebook Live stream on September 12th to share your story with the Be the Light Community! If your team would like to be part of the live stream, Team Captains can RSVP their time slot using this form.
  4. RESOURCE FAIR. Organizations promoting suicide prevention, wellness and mental health awareness will be featured on our website as well as on the afternoon stream. Tune in to hear about our fantastic resources serving our community!
  5. VIRTUAL LIVE-STREAMED EVENT. Keynote speakers including Brandy Lidbeck, Leadership of the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention, Mayor Eric Genrich, and others will be available to watch beginning at 7pm on Facebook and bethelightwalk.com.

Please note: Live Stream will be recorded, but replay will only be accessible to paid registrants after the event concludes. Register for access the the post-broadcast replay.

 

Q: Will the Walk still take place?

A: YES! But… you’ll do so on your own. All participants are encouraged to submit photos on our Facebook page, Event page, or by sending an email to bethelightwalk (at) gmail dot com. You can also tag us using the @bethelightwalk handle on your favorite social sites and using #BTLW20. (Make sure you include your team name if you’re with a Walk Team!)

HOPE SIGNS are placed at 3 separate locations for you to take your photo. Those locations are:

Voyageur Park – De Pere
Meadowbrook Park – Howard
CityDeck – Downtown Green Bay

 

Q: How can I register?

A: Go here. You can register individually, or create or join a walk team.

 

Q: When and where do I pick up my shirts, etc?

A: Parking Lot across from Resch Center,
820 Armed Forces Dr, Green Bay, WI 54304
FRIDAY, SEPT 11 // 12:00 – 6:00 PM CDT
SATURDAY, SEPT 12 // 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

Team Captains are responsible to pick up and distribute all Walk materials including shirts to the team roster. Individuals on a team will not be able to pick up their packet individually. Shipping is available if you are unable to pick up items. A one-time fee will be added on to the order, so make sure to register together to avoid multiple shipping charges on subsequent family/friend registrations. We will not merge individuals onto another order shipment to avoid an additional charge.

IMPORTANT: Items will ship the week of September 14, immediately following Be the Light Walk weekend.

 

Q: Y’all need volunteers this year?

A: Yup. Check out the positions available here. Must be 16+ and have a signed waiver (done on site).

 

Q: Where can I get a yard sign?

A: The local Y!

 

YWCA Greater Green Bay
230 S Madison St, Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 432-5581
 
West Side YMCA – Greater Green Bay YMCA
601 Cardinal Ln, Green Bay, WI 54313
(920) 436-9570

MAP

 
East Side YMCA – Greater Green Bay YMCA
1740 S Huron Rd, Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 436-1200

MAP

 
Broadview YMCA – Greater Green Bay YMCA
380 Broadview Dr, Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 436-9560

Q: I’d like to get others to give to this cause. How do I do that?

A: Create an official fundraising page (more info) where you can create a page memorializing your loved one and sharing why this cause is so important to you. No, you don’t have to have lost someone to suicide to create the fundraiser. Once you do that, you’ll be able to share your link with friends and family for them to donate to your fundraiser. Contact us if you need help using the form below! All funds raised stay in Brown County and support the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention. Contact us for offline donations.

* DONATIONS: Please make checks payable to Bellin Health Foundation, memo: BCSPPF *

 

Q: Who/What is Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention?

A: 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.

Learn more

 

Every person who participates is encouraged 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 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 *

 

Q: Who/What is Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention?

A: 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.

Learn more

 

Q: When does team registration close?

A: September 7 at 11:59pm CDT

 

Q: When does online registration close?

A: September 9 at 11:59pm CDT

 

Q: Is on-site registration available?

A: Yes. Cashless transactions are preferred.

 

Pricing

Q: What are the registration options?

(Prices as of 9/8/2020)

$25 Adults
$15 (17 & Under)

 

Every walker who registers receives a new 2020 T-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.

 

Teams

Q: What is the deadline to register with a Team?

A: Monday, September 7 at 11:59pm CDT

 

Q: What if my Team doesn’t get 10 walkers? Will we get a shirt?

A: YES. Every paid registrant 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.

 

Q: I need to add someone who registered individually to my Team. Can I add them to my team?

A: Only until the Team Registration deadline. All others will need to register as Individual. Use the contact form and include the name of the person you need to add along with your team name.

 

Q: I’m a Captain. How do I see my team roster?

A: Use this link to see who has joined your team and to manage your roster. Use the contact form with any questions or concerns.

 

Odds & Ends

Q: How can I get a copy of Brandy Lidbeck’s book?

A: Order at the time of registration.

 

Q: What if I can’t “attend” the event?

A: We’ll handle refunds on a case-by-case basis. Understand this is a virtual event and you’re supporting a cause that is impacting our local communities. We’d be glad to ship you a shirt and do all we can to provide you access the live stream replay. Use the contact form below.

 

Q: Is my registration transferable?

A: Again, it’s a virtual event. We can adjust shirt size depending on if you request the transfer within the appropriate registration deadline. Use the contact form below.

This is not exhaustive. Use the contact form below and we’ll add more to this page.

Questions? We're here to help.

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