On Oct. 11, the Rollfast Foundation will host its inaugural Roll Out of Darkness Banquet at The Wellington in Fishers. The event starts at 6 p.m. and will be emceed by Drew Blaire from WISH-TV. The foundation is dedicated to suicide prevention through education and communication.
“Our promise for the night is the event is going to be high energy and upbeat,” said Matt Tanner, Rollfast Foundation president. “There may be some tears or people might be sad about having lost someone, but we want to flip it and show that there is hope.”
The keynote speaker will be Kevin Hines, one of six survivors who attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
“The moment he jumped he realized he was making a mistake and changed his mind, but he was in free fall so it was too late,” Tanner said. “His story is moving, but it’s more about how he is surviving today. He has had a hard life, and for him to come out positive you have to be inspired.”
RemedyLIVE also will have interactive activities for guests. RemedyLIVE is a 24/7 crisis chat via text message. Participants can discuss personal struggles anonymously with an experienced counselor.
“They have some software that it is real-time interactive polling,” Tanner said. “We’ll do a question and answer where attendees don’t have to raise their hand. It’s that sort of anonymous way to not feel alone.”
Tickets are $100 per person or $2,500 for a table of eight. Admission iincludes dinner and drinks.
“It should be a cool night,” Tanner said. “At the end of the night, our goal is to raise money to continue the foundation’s mission.”
To purchase tickets, visit rollfast.us.