Climb Out of the Darkness is the world’s largest event raising awareness of postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Postpartum Progress Inc. and mothers around the globe lead the Climb each year on or near the Summer solstice (the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere) to help shine a light on maternal mental illness and support our work.
Life With A Baby York Region is proud to be organizing a local "climb" (which will be an easy, family friendly stroller walk; followed by a park play-date) in support of this great cause this year!
OUR MEET UP LOCATION & ROUTE
Please meet at 2:00pm SHARP at the All Our Kids Play Park a.k.a The Dinosaur Park, located at Main Street & Doug Duncan Trail in Newmarket
PARKING is available at the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall Parking lot off Doug Duncan Trail. There is also a little visitor parking at the condo building just in front of the park
THE PARK IS LOCATED JUST AFTER THE TRAIN TRACKS DOWN THE TOM TAILOR TRAIL, BEHIND THE CONDO BUILDING.
ROUTE: We will do a short 30 minute stroller walk / climb with all the participants up the Nokiidaa Trail and loop back to the park.
After the walk, we will head back to the park for some refreshments & a park play date.
IMPORTANT DETAILS RE: REGISTRATION!!!! (please read)
This this is a NATIONAL event, due to insurance and liability as well as participation record-keeping -- IN ADDITION TO REGISTERING THROUGH THE LWAB SITE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT, PLEASE ALSO REGISTER VIA THE CROWD WISE SITE HERE TO REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE IN THE CLIMB.
** Children under the age of 18 do not require separate registration. They are covered under the waiver signed by their parents as part of registration.
*fundraising and donation collects are NOT required in order to participate in this event; however participants that raise a min of $100 receive a free climb T shirt :)
Any person who has not registered for a Climb through our Crowdrise registration or by filling out and signing a form on site the day of the Climb CANNOT participate in a Climb. We can’t stress this enough. This is because registration requires
those who participate to read through and sign a waiver, and we cannot allow anyone to Climb who has not signed the waiver. Including your family members, friends, etc.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTERING VIA CROWDWISE
Here are the simple steps for team members to register for your team:
1. Click on the "Register" button on your team page.
2. Click "Join A Climb (I will join and climb with a team)"
3. Click Next Step
4. Under Set Up Your Fundraiser they'll click "Join A Team" and then select
your team name from the dropdown list
5. Click Next Step
6. Then they need to either log in to their existing Crowdrise account or create a
new one. Please be sure they know signing up for the account is required in
order for them to register. But it's free, and they are not obligated to raise
money just by signing up and registering for the Climb.
7. Fill out all the participant info, read and click that the waiver has been signed
8. After that they should be all set as a member of your team!