LifeAct Into The Light Walk

A Message to Participants Regarding COVID-19

Good afternoon Friends of LifeAct, 
We are excited to announce the new date of LifeAct’s 16th Annual Into the Light Walk, Saturday, September 12th, at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Due to scheduling conflicts, the event will now take place in the morning. This will give participants the opportunity to stay at the Zoo after the event and enjoy the animals with family and friends. The new times are as follows:
Registration                7:00 am
Gates open                 7:30 am
Program and Walk       8:00 am 
We hope that you will still be able to join us at this powerful event to raise awareness about teen depression and suicide prevention. We thank you for your patience as we worked to reschedule this event amid these uncertain times, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the fall. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our event coordinator, Alexa Krahe, by email at or call the LifeAct office at 216-464-3471. 
Kind Regards, 
The LifeAct Team

Join Us At The Zoo!

Join us at our 16th Annual Into the Light Walk which will be held on Saturday, September 12th at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as we shine a light on depression awareness and suicide prevention. We come together with a gathering for students, educators, families, adults – anyone who has been touched by suicide, depression or who just want to learn how to help.  We will provide a light snack, informational booths, an inspirational program with keynote speaker, music from North Royalton High School and a morning reflective walk for our registrants. It’s a powerful and inspirational event for all. Now, more than ever, people need to come together and find a solution to this ever-growing problem.

Why Walk?

LifeAct has helped more than 230,000 teens understand the signs and symptoms of depression and has given them the tools to help themselves and others who may have shown any of the warning signs.  With your help we can raise the necessary funds to support our proven suicide prevention program, Recognizing Teen Depression and Preventing Suicide, which served 30,000 teens in more than 200 schools last year alone.  Of that number 2,504 students came forward asking for help. These numbers confirm that more needs to be done to help teens and their parents understand that depression is an illness that can be treated effectively.

Click here to find out how easy it is to become a walk sponsor. Many opportunities are available to fit every budget. 

T-Shirt Design Contest

Help us to design the official shirt for our 16th Annual Into the Light Walk on Saturday, September 12th at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
First prize winner will receive $25 gift certificates to Amazon, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, and Starbucks, 5 free walk tickets, and their design featured on LifeAct’s 16th Annual Into the Light Walk T-shirts! Second and Third Prize winners will receive one $25 gift certificate of their choice from Amazon, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, and Starbucks, 5 free walk tickets each
Please send submissions to by Wednesday, August 12th. The winner will be announced on Friday, August 14th.
• Must be an original design 
• Design can be computer designed or hand drawn, no clip art please. 
• Design may include the LifeAct logo
• limit 2 submissions per person 
• Hand drawn submissions should be scanned and emailed 
• Please send designs as a file attachment (PDF or JPG) 
• All questions can be sent via direct message or emailed to

2019 Into the Light Keynote Speaker - Loree Vick

2018 Into the Light Keynote Speaker - John Trautwein

2017 Into the Light Keynote Speaker - Amanda Gist