TELL is excited to announce this Fall we will be making more noise than ever about mental health. This September and October TELL will be holding both our Step Up Challenge and Tokyo Tower Climb to honor the lives we lost to suicide. After a hiatus of three years, TELL is thrilled to announce that the Tokyo Tower Climb is back even better than before with the event being held over two days. If you haven’t already taken on the challenge, now you have the chance to run up this iconic structure in Japan, while making a difference in the community at the same time.
The Step Up Challenge will run from September 10 (World Suicide Prevention Day) to October 10 (World Mental Health Day), and the Tokyo Tower Climb will be held on Saturday, October 1 (Corporate participants) and Sunday, October 2 (School & Community participants). The goal of the Step Up Challenge is to take 21,007 steps, one for each person tragically lost to suicide in 2021. The Step Up Challenge can be completed anywhere in Japan, or the world, and is open to creative interpretation. The Tokyo Tower Climb will be open to 700 participants across two days in order to allow for increased safety protocols. The Tower Climb will take place at Tokyo Tower with awards in three categories: the community cup, the corporate cup, and the school cup.
Suicide is still one of the leading causes of death among young people in Japan, and around 20,000 people die of suicide each year. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its multiple stressors, the mental health of many has worsened, and Japan has seen an increase in suicide rates after a steady 10-year decline.
TELL is currently seeking sponsors for both the Step Up Challenge & Tokyo Tower Climb. If your organization or company is interested in making a difference in the community and helping to save lives, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org where we can discuss sponsorship benefits with you.
TELL invites businesses, schools, and community members to participate in our events and help us shatter the stigma around mental health. You can participate either individually or as a team of up to four people. All proceeds from the event will allow us to further expand our support to the community and its mental health needs.
Your participation means a lot to us and will help bring awareness to the lives lost to suicide in Japan each year.
Please save the date and join us for these great events to step up and make a change!