Stomp Out Stigma Family Event

  • Stomp Out Stigma Walk and Fundraiser

    Saturday, May 6, 2023
    11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Valley Community Center


    Join us for a FREE family-friendly event this May to help support WDMCS youth. Founded by Please Pass the Love, Stomp Out Stigma (SOS), originated as a mental health club led by students, empowering them to let everyone know it's okay to not be okay. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people across the nation, and we want to ensure students do not struggle in silence, but have others to lean on.

    The West Des Moines Leadership Academy (WDMLA), in partnership with Please Pass the Love, is hosting this event to raise awareness around supporting our youth and raise funds to enhance the wellbeing resources available to students in West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS). The WDMLA is a leadership program of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.

    Learn more about School to Thrive

    Meet the WDMLA Class


  • donate or sponsor

    Our goal is to raise $60,000 to support the School to Thrive program in WDMCS.

    You can make a difference by:

    • making an individual donation online
    • choosing to become a corporate sponsor



    Sponsorship Packages

    • Diamond ($10,000): Prominent logo on event page, prominent logo displayed throughout the event, social media and newsletter mentions, speaking at the event 
    • Platinum ($7,500): Logo on event page, logo displayed throughout event, social media and newsletter mentions 
    • Gold ($5,000): Logo on event page, logo displayed throughout event, social media
    • Silver ($2,500): Logo on event page, logo displayed throughout event 
    • Bronze ($1,000): Recognition at the event.


    Companies can choose to write a sponsorship check to Please Pass the Love or donate online. If you would like to learn more, please contact Danielle Burmeister, of this year's West Des Moines Leadership Academy. 

  • Family Walk

    Bring the entire family for a fun walk around the city-school campus. The walk is 1.5 mile and will start at the Valley Community Center. 

Event Walking Map 1.48 Miles
  • fun activities and food

    Bring the whole family to enjoy:

    • DJ playing fun music
    • kids' yoga
    • yard games including cornhole and giant jenga
    • facepainting
    • fire and police truck tours
    • food for purchase  
    • and more!
  • Event Sponsors 

    NCMIC  Sammons Financial    Merkle Retirement Planning       Hubbell