#StopDabbing and Save the Lives of Our Youth!
On September 20, we’ll walk in person and virtually for Suicide Prevention Month in honor of Johnny Stack and all our loved ones gone too soon. If your life has been touched by YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE, MENTAL ILLNESS, OR SUICIDE, please join us! Feel free to bring a photo or make a t-shirt of your loved one and take a photo by our Memorial Wall to raise awareness and reduce stigma. We are raising funds for 501c3 nonprofit Johnny’s Ambassadors to educate parents and teens about the dangers of THC (a chemical distilled from marijuana) on the developing adolescent mind. We want to raise awareness of those impacted by addiction and get all teens to #StopDabbing (dab is a high-potency marijuana).
DATE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020
WHERE: HQ – Valor Christian High School Stadium, 3775 E Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 OR
Join a City Walk (see locations below or volunteer to lead one) OR
Walk with us virtually in your neighborhood, take a photo, and post to @JohnnyKStack and use #StopDabbing
1:00 to 1:45 PM setup (event team only)
1:45 to 2:15 registration
2:15-2:30 kick-off at starting line
2:30 to 3:30 walk and visit sponsors
3:30 closing ceremony
3:30 to 4:00 cleanup (event team)
FEE: Walking is free; a suggested donation is $25 per person to cover expenses. The first 100 walkers to arrive and check-in at the Highlands Ranch, CO walk (not City Teams) will receive a commemorative 1st Annual Johnny’s Ambassadors #StopDabbing walk t-shirt! All attendees will receive a Johnny’s Ambassadors commemorative race bib! We’ll have food trucks, music, a cool FREEWAY FORD RAPTOR for the kids to crawl around in, educational materials, media presence, short presentations, and of course WALKING (or jogging or running if you wish) around the track one way in a circle. All of the social distancing standards will be in place (whatever they may be at that time).
To register for the LIVE EVENT in Highlands Ranch, CO and receive an entrance ticket to Valor Stadium, please REGISTER HERE!
Please download the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form to sign and bring with you to the walk.
OUT OF STATE? WALKING VIRTUALLY? If you can’t attend that day or don’t live near Highlands Ranch, Colorado, please consider CREATING OR PARTICIPATING IN A CITY TEAM (below), or, just walk with us virtually in your neighborhood with friends or family. Take a photo and share it using #StopDabbing on our Facebook page or via Twitter. We hope to get some great media attention and expand the #StopDabbing walk next year to many locations around the U.S.!
To walk with a CITY TEAM or your neighborhood or just support the cause, please REGISTER HERE. Please list your city team or organizer’s name when checking out.
JOIN A CITY TEAM (email the team leader below for walk location and details):
Laura Stack, Highlands Ranch, CO (Main HQ Walk at Valor) – [email protected]
Deb Norris, Hutchinson Park in SE Denver (Lakewood, CO) – [email protected]
Suzanne Dirscherl, Colorado Springs, CO – Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance team – [email protected]
Heidi Uhl Matteus, Boston, MA – [email protected]
Tanis Roeder, Fort Collins, CO – [email protected]
Aubree Adams, Houston, CO – [email protected]
Philip and Erika Hatfield, Dallas, TX – [email protected]
Please email [email protected] to let me know where you’re walking, so we can list your team.
All funds raised are 100% tax deductible to Johnny’s Ambassadors, Inc., EIN 85-0593925.
SPONSORS: Thanks to FREEWAY FORD for partnering with us on the walk and bringing out a cool FORD RAPTOR for all to see!
We’ll also have two great food trucks there for your refreshment – Slim Chickens and The Sno Ball Shack – serving chicken and shaved ice! The food trucks are attending as a love offering for Johnny’s Ambassadors, so please support these businesses by bringing your cash or credit card!
THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEER TEAM:
Carrie McNealy – Photographer
Eddins McNealy – Set-up, A/V
Andy Lawrence – Emcee, Social Distancing
Betty Abbott – Check in
Traci Brown – Advisor, race numbers
Jan Typher – Check in
John Stack – Project manager
Jane Dvorak team – PR
Madi Michel – Onsite EMT
Dr. Chris Thurstone – Onsite Scientific Advisory Board Member
Adrienne Leonard – Onsite Director of the Board
Videographer – Mark Camacho
Sonia and Chloe – T-Shirt Distribution
We can’t wait to see you there! Please email [email protected] with questions or call 303-471-7401.