Join our Strides Against Stigma Event to End the Stigma of Depression

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Come one, come all! Gather around! I have a number of updates for you about Families for Depression Awareness’ Strides Against Stigma event. My name is Stanley King—Board of Directors Fellow and Co-Chair for the upcoming Strides Against Stigma walk. Since my Co-chair, Sarah Hill, told you about the frenzy of energy behind this event in early July, a lot of progress has occurred.

First, the event planning committee has grown. We have gained a number of dedicated and committed individuals on the team, but we still have room for other volunteers. Please contact us if you are interested in participating. Additionally, we decided on an internet platform to start the online registration process. Registration of individuals and teams is coming soon, so start putting your team of walkers together! We are actively working on our branding strategy and have selected a graphic designer, Neva Corbo-Hudak, an energetic professional with lots of experience working with non-profits. We are excited to see the logo and printed materials she designs for the Strides Against Stigma event.

My last piece of news is...drum roll please...we have secured our first sponsor.  They will certainly not be our last. If your company, employer, or a business you know of may be interested joining in, please contact katie@familyaware.org for more information on how they can help.

Stay positive and I’ll keep you posted on our progress,

--Stan, Board Fellow and Strides Against Stigma Co-chair

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