By James Ferguson
April 11, 2014
Two years ago, Darin Meek lost someone very special and he’s dedicating an inspirational walk to her May 4.
His daughter, Katelyn Chalyce Meek, took her life on Jan. 13, 2012.
The Walk So Kids Can Talk will raise money for Kids Help Phone.
It’s a five-kilometre walk where thousands of kids, adults, families, schools, organizations and corporations across Canada join together to support an important cause: the well-being of young people.
In Charlottetown, more than $4,000 has been raised.
Meek said he is hoping everyone will come out to help end the stigma of youth not opening up about their mental struggles. He hopes it will help kids around the world open up about their feelings and allow people to help them through their struggles.
“From being at the Clara Hughes assembly at Colonel Gray, I can already tell the walk should be a huge success, “ he said. “Chalyce would have been so proud of her friends if she saw the amount of care and work they’re putting into this.”
Katherine Mourad, a member of the Island Peace committee and long-time friend of Chalyce, said Chalyce would have been lost for words if she saw how much people loved and cared for her.
“It might have been two years since her passing but most of the community doesn’t want to believe she is gone. Her spirit still lives in many of our hearts and we’re going to make sure she will stay alive in spirit it forever. This walk is going to be amazing for the community.”
The walk begins on May 4 at 1 o clock in the afternoon.