Saturday, October 5th, 2024 | 7:30-8:30am

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:

Rowan County United Way | Reaching Into The Light Grief Support and Education Program
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 10/4 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


$5 donation from Deirdre Davis; $100 in memory of Duran Thomas Dean from Elaine Crump; $20 in memory of Kim McGrath from Jim Behmer;$50 in memory of Nolan Morrison from Lisa Cline; $50 donation from Wendy Barnhardt; $20 in memory of Ryan Turner from Debbie Martin; $50 in memory of Struzick and Locker Families from John Struzick; $50 in memory of Chase Adkins from Tammie Izze; $200 in memory of Carter Grice from Karen Easom; $25 in memory of Penn Blanton from Denise Hallett; $100 in memory of Patrick Karriker from Shana Swanner; $50 in memory of Linda Brownlow Clark from Sheila Brownlow; $25 in memory of Lauren McClelland from Kelley Williams; $150 donation from Jared Tice; $100 in memory of Zachary Combs from Anita and Jeff Jordan; $100 in memory of Phillip Johnson from Anita and Jeff Jordan; $100 in memory of Phillip Johnson from Janet Johnson; $75 in memory of David Michael Melton from Micah Ennis; $20 in memory of Patrick Karriker from Kendra Burgbacher; $250 in memory of Camden Cohick from Keith Cohick.

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 4 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

131 West Innes Street, Suite 201
Salisbury, N.C. 28144


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