About This Event
Strength Over Silence (SOS) invites people of all ages to participate in the Third Annual Walk for Wellness. The goal of SOS is to raise public awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. SOS is a student-led organization, developed to break the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide.
Although this year SOS is unable to hold a physical Walk for Wellness on the peaceful and scenic San Juan Hills High School, as hosted in the past, the pandemic does not stop SOS in its efforts to support mental health awareness. Participants will set their own pace and duration during this virtual walk, we encourage everyone to try to complete at LEAST 3 MILES. It can be spread out on 3 weekends if you want! Take a picture and share on the walk padlet where you walked, with whom and for how long!
SOS believes that this year the community can come together virtually. Our mantra for spreading awareness and positivity will be emphasized by one simple question:
How do YOU keep YOUR mental health balanced?
To spread positivity during this unprecedented time, when people may feel disconnected with school or community, SOS offers an opportunity for all participants to connect virtually. We encourage participants to share their experiences and participates in the numerous ways in which one's mental health can be maintained. Participants will join in virtually by tagging Project SOS on various social media platforms.
This fun and educational event will include:
*Opportunity drawings (gift cards and gift baskets) [Additional items subject to change]
*Free "R U Ok?" books written by Kristi Hugstad
*Free blue and purple ribbon pins and necklaces
*SOS Face Masks to purchase ($5)
*Virtual Padlets for Participants to share their stories and experience
*Virtual activity/educational sessions each week on different mental illnesses
All participants are encouraged to display the provided zoom backgrounds during their meetings! SOS provides numerous ways and activities in which participants can enrich their mental health and spread positivity! Simply, participate and tag SOS on our social media platforms to earn a chance to win raffle prices.
Mission Tea for Two Gift Certificate ($100 value)
Singtrix Karaoke Machine Passes
The walk will take place throughout the month, with participants performing individual activities to enrich their mental health, connect with others in the community and spread positivity.
Donations can be made at our website: https://www.strengthoversilence.net. All donations will be tax deductible. Money raised from the Walk for Wellness will be used to support the San Clemente Wellness and Prevention Center.
I know that participating or volunteering in a walk is a potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not participate unless I am medically able and properly attired, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to participate in this event, and I am in good health. I agree to abide by any decision of the Project Strength Over Silence (SOS) Club of San Juan Hills High School relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the walk and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but no limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the school, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.
I understand that bicycles, skateboards, roller skates or roller blades, and animals are not allowed at the event. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Walk for Wellness, the city of San Juan Capistrano, the Project Strength Over Silence (SOS) Club, San Juan Hills High School, Capistrano Unified School District, San Clemente Wellness and Prevention Center, and all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.
I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I understand that this event does not provide for refunds in the event of a cancellation, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if the event is cancelled before or during the event. SecureFee™ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.