To all of our sponsors, especially Fish Lake Beach, Illinois Camaro, Duly Health & Care, and Jel Sert, Climbers, Volunteers, the Espalade at Locust Point, and all the others who helped us make this event the success if was, thank you. We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to Steps of Strength 2024.
Introducing Steps of Strength: an exhilarating annual event that transforms compassion into action! Join us for an electrifying stair climb or invigorating walk, purpose-built to spotlight the unwavering spirit of individuals tackling health-related challenges head-on.
At Support Over Stigma, we're turning strides into symbols of power and determination. This event is a rallying cry to create a powerful symbol of resilience and determination while promoting inclusivity and understanding. Picture this: each flight of stairs scaled is a victory, mirroring the battles faced in personal health journeys. It's a call to surpass your own limits, a declaration of the boundless strength and fortitude required to conquer adversity.
But it doesn't stop there. Steps of Strength is a grand celebration of community, a showcase of unity, and an embodiment of empowerment. Together, we're shedding light on the profound impact of stigmatization on mental well-being, propelling society to confront and dismantle the barriers faced by those with health conditions. Our mission is clear: let's forge a culture of unwavering support, let's illuminate the path to healing, and let's equip our nation's heroes with the tools they need. With Steps of Strength, we're charging towards a future where Military, Veteran, and First Responder suicides are a thing of the past.
Although Steps of Strength 2023 has passed, check back in Spring to be among the first to sign up and/or sponsor Steps of Strength 2024.
While we don't know the exact date yet, expect the climb to occur in October with details coming out in May.
You can climb as many flights as many times you wish! If you are unable to go the full way, several doors will be open along the way for you to take the elevator back down.
Absolutely! We welcome groups and encourage a challenge. When signups become available, please all signup for the same timeslot so we know to schedule you together
Yes, if there are more than ten people in your group, please book multiple slots. We ask that you please fill only fill up the amount of time slots needed for your groups and do not hold several slots in advance.
There is no age limit to climb the stairs; however, if you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian must accompany you at the event and during the climb.
When registering for the event, you will need to sign a wavier.
Of Course! Support Over Stigma is a family and we always have food. After your climb you will be able to pick up some snacks and a meal.
Yes, all climbers will receive a swag bag and t-shirt.
All clothing must be appropriate and not hinder the safety of yourself or others. We encourage and welcome any first responders or military members to climb in gear/uniform.