2020 Calendar of Events
March 2, 2020
James’ Birthday – Because James was always able to make the best out of any situation, please look on the bright side of every situation you find yourself in today and enjoy a slice of cheesecake to remember how much light James brought into this world. I donated a birthday cake for a foster child today.
April 18, 2020
Carrie’s Birthday – Ephesians 4:32 Day (Carrie’s favorite Bible verse – Be Kind to One Another). Perform a random act of kindness for someone today and then enjoy a cupcake to celebrate the fun that Carrie brought in to this world. I will donate a birthday cake for a foster child today. I am also walking in the Virtual Round Rock ISD Campus Out of the Darkness walk this morning in my neighborhood. You can sign up to be on my virtual team and walk in the location of your choice here: Carrying On . Send me a picture from your walk!
June 20, 2020
The Overnight walk in New York City has gone virtual. The traditional Overnight Out of the Darkness walk was designed to start at sunset and end around sunrise, so participants were literally walking (16-18 miles) out of the darkness to shed light on the issue of suicide. These walks raise awareness for suicide prevention, provide a sense of community for those recovering from a loss due to suicide, and inspire Hope in those struggling right now. We can still do this virtually. And, because it is a virtual event now, they have waived the fundraising minimum and anyone can participate anywhere. They are strongly discouraging people from walking all night long. We are currently planning to walk approximately 3 miles at 8pm on 6/20/20 and again at 8am on 6/21/20, roughly sunset and (a little after) sunrise. If you think you might take a walk on one of these days, please Sign up and join the Carrying On team. You can start/continue a conversation about suicide prevention and walk in your own neighborhood. Then send me a picture of you walking! You can register to virtually walk with us or support our team here: Carrying On
September 10, 2019
World Suicide Prevention Day – To help spread awareness about suicide prevention, please share our story, say a prayer, release a balloon, light a candle, and make a donation to the Carrie Cotter Memorial Fund (www.CarrieCotter.com). 100% of donations go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to help those who are struggling find Hope and choose to Live. We believe raising awareness will reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and then more people will seek help.
October 10, 2020 – World Mental Health Day
NAMIwalks Austin – Because it all starts with mental health. This is now a virtual event also. Details to be determined on what Carrying On is going to do. Stay tuned AND Sign up to walk with us or support our team here: Carrying On
October 24, 2019
Austin Out of the Darkness walk – Please meet us at the Texas State Capitol at 9am and walk with us to raise awareness for suicide prevention and to inspire Hope in those struggling. The walk starts at 10am. You can join our team, Carrying On, by clicking on this link: Carrying On