Walk With Us for Patrick

Nov 22, 2022

Youth and Teen mental health is of growing concern to all of us. Please “Walk With Us” on December 17 at 11 am to help raise awareness of and funds for mental health and current educational initiatives on which Patrick’s Purpose Foundation is focused, and celebrate the birthday of Patrick Turner. Patrick took his own life at the age of 16 in 2018, and the Foundation was established in his memory by his devastated family (members of St. Mark Pres in Newport Beach). It is dedicated to promoting mental wellness in schools and creating a student-driven culture of kindness through educational programs and initiatives.

Our Presbytery of Los Ranchos has awarded a grant to Patrick’s Purpose to help support Walk With Me and to fund two Buddy Benches at Orange County schools. Students are encouraged to be a buddy to a student sitting alone on a bench. As Patrick said, “Nobody can understand what people might be going through. Be nice to everyone, and most importantly, be inclusive. If there is a kid out there who is alone, it never hurts to sit with them, or ask how they’re doing.”

Please register for the walk by November 30 to guarantee your t-shirt; registration is $35 per person and includes 1 raffle ticket and one TK burger for lunch.

Visit the website for more information and registration (registrations will also be accepted in December!).