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Love and Lean Walk for Mental Health Awareness

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Zeeland East High School Soccer Field

9900 Riley Street

Zeeland, MI 49464

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LOVE yourself and understand that your pain is real, but so is hope.

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LEAN on others (family, friends, professionals) for help, because the harder you lean, the stronger you grow in mental fitness.


This annual walk was inspired by the loss of Zach Kroll, a sophomore at Zeeland East, who silently suffered from depression and died by suicide on February 1, 2015. Zach’s family has connected with many in the community whose loved ones died by suicide or who are struggling with mental illness. Together, they desire to use these heartbreaking and tragic losses to reach out to others and make a positive impact in our community. Through raising awareness, we will all learn how to be more involved and effective in the prevention of suicide and erasing the stigma of mental illness.

**All proceeds will go towards continuing education related to mental health awareness and suicide prevention in our local schools.**

If you are interested in sponsoring the walk, click zakimpact15@gmail.com to be emailed more details.


WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018 (rain or shine)

8:30 a.m. - Gathering Begins

9:15 a.m. - Opening Ceremony

9:30 a.m. - Walk Begins

Walk as individuals or form a team in memory of a loved one. If you would like a memorial sign placed along the walk, please email a .jpg picture and the name of your loved one to both michelletanis@benice.org and larissapayton@benice.org by Friday, April 6.

WHERE: Zeeland East High School Soccer Field

9900 Riley Street, Zeeland. Parking available in various nearby parking lots. The walk (approx. 3 miles) will start and end at the soccer field, after winding through the school property and wetlands.

REGISTER: Use the green Register button located above to register for free. If you do so by March 15, your name will be entered into a drawing for be nice. merchandise. Walk t-shirts are available for a $10 each (or more) donation by going to www.benice.org. Please click on Donate Here and then designate Love & Lean Walk as your donation. Enter shirt size(s) in Comment box. You may also choose to mail t-shirt order and pay by check made payable to Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan. Mail to: Love & Lean Walk, 2940 100th Avenue, Zeeland, MI 49464. In order to be guaranteed a t-shirt in time for the walk, please donate by Friday, April 6. Donations for walk t-shirts placed after April 6 will still be processed, but t-shirts may not be ready in time for the walk.


DISCLAIMER: I hereby state that my physical condition is sufficient to safely complete the Love & Lean Walk 2018. I, for myself, my executors, administrators, and assignees, do hereby release and discharge the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, Zeeland Public Schools, Love & Lean Walk officials, sponsors, and volunteers from damages or injuries occurring by my participation in this event. I also authorize the use of photographs or videotape during the event for any and all purposes. By registering for this walk, I certify that I have read all terms and conditions of this disclaimer and do intend to be legally bound thereby.

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