JOE BELL WILL BE WALKING INTO DENVER ON SEPTEMBER 3RD & 4TH
AS PART OF HIS ONE-MAN NATIONWIDE “WALK FOR CHANGE”
Denver, CO – After losing his teenage son, Jadin, to suicide in February, Joe Bell felt like he had two choices: lie down and give up… or stand up and walk. So he quit his job, withdrew his 401k, and set off on foot to cross the United States – charting a path from his hometown in Oregon all the way to New York City. With every footstep, his reason for walking has become clearer and his message of change is gaining momentum. Joe wants to raise awareness and money to help stop bullying and to aid in suicide prevention, so his son will not have died in vain.
SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH
Tuesday, September 3rd – All day long, Joe will be walking from Boulder into the Denver metro area. The media is invited to meet him along his route for photo/video opportunities and interviews about his journey, his motivation and his mission to promote change.
*You can find exactly where to find Joe on his route via GPS tracking by logging on to Spot Tracker at http://joeswalkforchange.org/joes-current-gps-location
Wednesday, September 4th – PRESS CONFERENCE with Joe Bell and supporting non-profit Denver partners “The Second Wind Fund” and “Comics for a Cause” @ Rocky Mountain Lake Park at 10:30am. (Near the NW corner of the park at the intersection of Lowell Blvd. and the I-70 Frontage Road)
* Since timing will be essential, video only opportunities will be available starting at 8:00am on the final leg of Joe’s walk to the park/press conference location.
UPCOMING RELATED DENVER EVENTS WITH JOE:
Wednesday, September 18th – SIGN UP TO WALK WITH JOE AND HEAR HIM SPEAK LIVE! Enjoy a free comedy show featuring Ed Jiovani @ Hermans Hideaway from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Admission is free to this event sponsored by the non-profit group “Comics for a Cause.” While at the show, sign up for “Joe’s Walk for Change” Team for the Second Wind Fund Walk/Ride on September 22nd and also receive entries to win prizes.
Sunday, September 22nd – WALK WITH JOE! Joe will return to Denver to partner with and participate in the 12th Annual Second Wind Walk/Run fundraising event for the Second Wind Fund, a Colorado non-profit charity that provides professional therapy to children and youth at risk of suicide. To be a part of “Joe’s Walk for Change” Team, go to www.JoesWalkForChange.org or www.TheSecondWindFund.org and click on the links to sign up.
The Second Wind Fund event will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, Colorado on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 9:30am-3pm. The event features a timed 5K run, 1-mile and 3-mile walks, food, drinks, entertainment, a Memorial Dove Release, speakers, masseurs, and a children’s area.
“Joe’s Walk for Change” is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You can follow Joe on his walk, get up to date information, send him messages, read his blog, and donate to his mission at www.joeswalkforchange.org.