SATURDAY 5th AUGUST
Pierce Park, Cnr Alexandra Parade and Melrose Parade, Maroochydore to Alexandra Parade, just before Pandanus Lookout.
-Dress code: White shirt or Let Me Walk in Your Shoes T-shirt-
WALK FOR CREATING MOVEMENT WITHIN MENTAL HEALTH
Let Me Walk in Your Shoes is a local not-for-profit organisation based on the Sunshine Coast which aims to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention. We are very passionate about our mission of reducing the stigma around mental health and are creating a community where all generations can come together to get inspired, learn and talk about mental health issues. Please join us for our 1st annual event for Let Me Walk in Your Shoes, in honour of our beloved Sophie Quattromani and those who are suffering from mental illnesses or who have been affected by it.
Sophie was so loved by everyone who was fortunate enough to meet her in her 21 years of life. She touched the lives of every single person who met her and was an inspiration to all of us. Sophie struggled throughout her teenage years with depression and was finally diagnosed early last year with Bipolar 1. Sophie was strong and brave but it was an inner battle for her every single day. Now, Sophie is free from that battle. Her spirit will remain with us for as long as we live, and although life won’t be the same without her, we will always remember how her smile lit up the darkest of nights, and how her wisdom and care for others never faltered. On this day we would like to honour her and celebrate her life and her 22nd birthday.
Our goal for everyone to wear our Let Me Walk in Your Shoes white T-shirts. Our shirts are sustainably made and locally screen printed with our very special logo. We are selling small, medium, large and extra large for $30 each. You may pre-order a shirt from us by messaging our personal account- shirt pick up is at our Free Yoga held weekly at Pierce Park, Maroochydore (see our facebook page for dates and times). CASH ONLY PLEASE. The profits will go towards Let Me Walk in Your Shoes which will enable us to hold more events in the future and help us grow a community that is so desperately needed. If you miss out on buying our T-shirts, please just wear a white top.
WALK FOR SOPHIE
Our meeting point is at Pierce Park Maroochydore, (near playground/BBQs) at 10:00am. We will begin the event with an inspirational talk, followed by a moment of reflection where we will remember those lost to mental illness and honour those continuing the battle. Walk for Sophie will commence around 10:30am, where we will walk to our destination of Alexandra Headlands Hill. This event involves bringing people together in a safe environment where conversation around mental health will be encouraged and can be openly discussed without judgment. Please join us to celebrate Sophie’s life and help shed light on mental health and suicide by forming change within our community.