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Are you a pedestrian? Of course you are! You may walk to meet friends, to catch the bus, to drop your kids at school, to pick up a few things at the store, or around your neighborhood for exercise. Regardless of when or where, at some point each day, every one of us is a pedestrian, whether we’re on foot or using a wheelchair or other mobility device.

WalkWays is an initiative to make Indianapolis more walkable and to get more people walking. The City of Indianapolis, Marion County Public Health Department and Health by Design partners are working to develop our community’s first pedestrian plan, with a long-term vision for a more walkable and healthy Indianapolis. The plan will establish clear, equitable, data-driven priorities for future investments in pedestrian infrastructure and programs, making our community safer and more accessible for people who travel by foot.

 

Beth St. Clair

Principal

Beth St. Clair is the principal of ActUp and lover of improvisational comedy. Beth brings over 12 years experience in strategic business consulting, executive coaching, leadership development and team effectiveness. At ActUp, Beth combines her business experience to customize improvisational programs that are fun, engaging and deliver results. She has delivered applied improvisation programs for Deloitte Consulting, Delivering Happiness with Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh, All State, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Prior to launching ActUp, Beth was a consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Washington DC. Beth earned her MBA from Indiana University. She is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment and is also a certified life coach. She is originally from California and has lived in Indianapolis for the past five years. She currently resides in Meridian Kessler with her husband and two young boys, ages 3 and 1.

 

The Ladies’ Room is a sacred space. It’s where wardrobe malfunctions are attended to, hairspray is borrowed, stories are shared and information is exchanged. When you work long hours, mother nature is undoubtedly going to call a few times a day. You can take the opportunity to get know your female colleagues while reapplying your lip gloss, or, you can resolve to avoid eye contact and dash out the door. Well, Kristen Cooper is a connector. So if she’s putting on lip gloss, you’re having a meeting in the ladies’ room!

Brief hellos and introductions when Kristen first arrived at Launch Fishers in the spring of 2014 soon became longer conversations about business. Within a few weeks, even contract discussions were taking place in the ladies’ room. Kristen decided it was probably time to try out another venue. So, she scheduled a luncheon where she and her new colleagues could continue to get to know each other, exchange personal experiences, and strategize about how best to work together.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

The Out of the Darkness Walks are proof that when people work together they can make big changes in the world. They are AFSP’s largest fundraiser – they produce millions for suicide prevention programs, unite those who have been affected by suicide, and create communities that are smart about mental health