Saturday, October 14th, 2023 | 7:20-8:30am

Catawba College Shuford Stadium

(2295 Yost St. Salisbury, NC 28144)

Help us bring mental health and suicide out of the darkness by joining us for this year’s Into The Light Suicide & Mental Health Awareness Walk. When you participate, you are remembering and honoring lives lost, joining in fellowship, addressing the stigma, gaining resources and supporting local, accessible mental health treatment programs and services including:

Families First – NC, Inc. |  Second Step: Early Stepping Stones Program
Family Crisis Council of Rowan, Inc. | Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Survivors & Mental Health Program
Nazareth Child & Family Connection | Crescent Academy Day Treatment Program
One Love Community Programs | Mental Health Services
Rowan-Salisbury School System | School-Based Mental Health Counseling Program

Early Registration: $25 until 10/13 at 12:00pm

Use the button below to register online or call 704-633-1802

Day of Registration: $30 from 6:15-7:00am

  • Breakfast will be served upon arrival
  • Program will follow after the walk
  • Registration comes with free shirt and bracelet
  • No charge for children age 5 and under


$20.00 in memory of Kim McGrath from Jim Behmer; $10.00 in memory of Jace Landon McDougall from Kaitlyn Pall; $25.00 in memory of Gary VanLeuvan from Nicole Chapin; $50.00 in memory of Thomas Pennington Blanton from Mary Blanton; $25.00 in memory of Zach and Royce from Dan Pruett; $50.00 in memory of Carter Chu from Lori Yang; $200.00 in memory of their loving son Camden Cohick from Keith & Robin Cohick; $20.00 in memory of Nola Copley from Anonymous; $50.00 in memory of Tristen Hobbs from Crystal Hobbs; $50.00 in memory of Destinee Reinhold from Monika Miller; $50.00 in memory of Tristen Hobbs from Linda Rogers; $10.00 in memory of Amy Donaghy from Anonymous; $25.00 in memory of Penn Blanton from Denise Hallett; $25.00 in memory of Doug Redwine, “my sweet brother who had a heart of gold”, from Tammy Lemmons; $100.00 in memory of Philip Johnson from Lou Adkins; $25.00 in memory of Christy Earnhardt from Sandy Whitley; $100.00 in memory of Jace Landon McDougall from Nichole Steadman; $25.00 in memory of Christy Earnhardt from Richard Lyons Jr; $25.00 in memory of Zachary Woolard from Jenny Lee; $50.00 in memory of David Michael Melton from Frank and Jimmie Melton; $100.00 in memory of Philip Johnson from Janet Johnson; $100.00 in memory of Philip Johnson from Ron and Sharon Horton; $100.00 in memory of Lori Hill from Anonymous; $10.00 in memory of all people coping and living with mental health concerns from Rachel Brejcha; $75.00 in memory of Paul Land from Lisa Merritt; $50 in memory of Phillip Fleming from Melissa Robbins.

Please consider making a memorial or donation using the button below. All memorials will be highlighted during the event and on this page.

Share Your Story

During the event, participants will be given an opportunity to join in fellowship with others by sharing their personal experiences. Please consider submitting your story by October 13 at 12:00pm so it can be shared at the event. Your story will make an impact for others.

Note: Please limit to 500 words. Stories may be summarized and shared on social media.

We were lucky, in that we had good support within our family. But we would see people when we were out, and they would say ‘we would have called you, but we didn’t know what to say.’ People are fearful of mental illness. It’s as if they somehow think it will rub off on them if they get too close. It is long since time to get past that.
Janet Johnson - Into The Light 2022

Janet lost her son, Phillip Johnson, to suicide in 2018

Thank You To Our Other Sponsors

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Salisbury, N.C. 28144


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