WALK FOR SOPHIE
Date: August 5th Sunday
Time: Meet at 9:30 am
Meeting point: Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore
End destination: H.M.A.S Memorial Alexandra Headlands
Dress code: White shirt or Let Me Walk in Your Shoes T-shirt
Sophie was an extraordinary woman, with a heart of gold, a brilliant mind and a tortured soul. This is a story of an illness, a race against time and a fight to live. Her illness killed her as surely if it had been cancer. Sophie struggled throughout her teenage years with depression and was finally diagnosed with Bipolar 1 six months before the illness took her life. Bipolar disease is potentially fatal and within Sophie’s case it was. Sophie was a beautiful human being, filled with light, strength and wisdom. She faced life with courage, love and passion. She loved more than others and felt more than most. She touched the lives of every single person who met her or has heard her story. She has become an inspiration to all of us and has taught us valuable lessons about life. Her memory will live on forever and people will never forget her strength and her beautiful smile. On this day we would like to honour and celebrate Sophie’s life on her 23rd birthday.
ABOUT WALK FOR SOPHIE:
Walk For Sophie aims to share a story, the pain, the courage, the love and what we have learnt through living through it. We want Sophie’s life to be a tender memory and a gift to others. There is so much to learn here, not only about one life but about the disease that afflicts so many people. Our goal for this event is to not only celebrate Sophie's life but to open up the must-have conversation around mental health and suicide. We would love to bring the community together in a non-judgmental and safe environment to actively shed light on the issue and promote awareness. Please join us for our annual event, ‘Walk for Sophie’. This day will honour our beloved Sophie Quattromani and those who are suffering from mental illnesses or who have been affected by it. This is an occasion for all ages to come together to support each other and celebrate those we’ve lost to mental illnesses.
Our Let Me Walk in Your Shoes t-shirts are sustainably made and locally screen printed with our very special logo. Our goal is for everyone to wear our Let Me Walk In Your Shoes White T-shirts or just white. You can pre-order a shirt by messaging us on Facebook or order them on our website. Shirts are $35 all profits go towards Let Me Walk in Your Shoes, enabling us to hold more events in the future and grow a community that is so desperately needed.
Our meeting point is at Cotton Tree Park at 9:30 next to the Cotton Tree Pool in front of the backpackers. 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. In honour of our little Sophie and for those struggling in silence, let us walk together for change and show that you don’t have to walk this journey alone.
Let’s walk for Sophie & those lost.