October 12, 2018 Richmond, VA
The 2nd Annual Runway 2 Life event will take place at the iconic Main Street Station at 7 pm. R2L is a registered 501 (C) 3 Non-Profit partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Together, we are pioneering the connection of beauty and fashion, to support the fight against mental illness.


Runway 2 Life Richmond Non Profit


Partnered with 


Richmond, VA

October 12th, 2018 at Main Street Station

Join Our Annual Event to Raise Awareness for Those Affected by Mental Illness

Secure Your Seat Today!








Directions to Main Street Station Parking Behind and around the Station:


95 South – Take Exit 74B. At the light take a left onto East Franklin Street. Come down to the gate and you will be directed where to park.


95 North – Take Exit 74C – Follow exit around to East Broad Street. Take a right onto Broad Street. Turn left onto 14th Street. At the light turn left onto East Franklin Street. Come down to the gate and you will be directed where to park.


64 East – Take 64 East to 95 South. Take Exit 74B. At the light take a left onto East Franklin Street. Come down to the gate and you will be directed where to park.


64 West –Take 64 West to 95 South. Take Exit 74B. At the light take a left onto East Franklin Street. Come down to the gate and you will be directed where to park.

Please note the parking on the map labeled in yellow the areas where drivers can park.

Standard Parking will have someone on-site to direct them to park in the correct areas.


Want To Win a Brand New Pool?

One winner will be announced during the 2018 Runway 2 Life fashion show in October at Main Street Station. YOU could win a brand new in-ground pool for you or a direct family member! Raffle tickets are $50 and proceeds will be donated. You do not have to attend the event to win, and you do not need to be present for the announcement, although it would be amazing to see you there!
“I was inspired to put this show on because of my experience seeing the people around me disappear because of their struggles with mental illnesses and depression. Instead, we want to create hope, awareness, encouragement, and education to help you live the life you want to live.”

Alicia Amsler • Director – Runway 2 Life

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

There are many supports, services and treatment options that may help. A change in behavior or mood may be the early warning signs of a mental health condition and should never be ignored. There are many different types of mental illness, and it isn’t easy to simplify the range of challenges people face.


Here are some things to consider when reaching out:

• If it’s an emergency in which you or someone you know is suicidal, you should immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room.

• If you can wait a few days, make an appointment with your primary healthcare provider or pediatrician if you think your condition is mild to moderate.

• If your symptoms are moderate to severe, make an appointment with a specialized doctor such as a psychiatrist. You may need to contact your community mental health center or primary health care provider for a referral.

• If you or your child is in school or at college, contact the school and ask about their support services.

• Seek out support groups in your community and educate yourself about your symptoms and diagnosis. Social support and knowledge can be valuable tools for coping.

Non-profits often deal with large challenges that are, sometimes, seemingly impossible. Because of you, together as a community, we have made a real difference in the lives of the people we serve. I can’t wait to meet you at the 2018 Runway 2 Life event. Thank you for being a part of our mission.

Alicia Amsler, Director of Runway 2 Life
Our 2018 Sponsors

Thank You To Our Partners

Our Salons Spend Countless Hours On Our Show

Thank You To All Participating Salons

Companies Who Make This Event Possible

Thank You To Our Contributors

Can We Count On Your Support?

Can’t Make It To The Event?

That’s Okay. It Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Make An Impact

We’re Trying to Make a Difference by Breaking the Stigma.

Runway 2 Life & the National Alliance on Mental Illness have partnered to host live workshops in the central Virginia community that equip local stylists with interpersonal skills and resources that could prove helpful during sensitive conversations with whoever’s in their chair. 

Stylists have a unique opportunity with their clients… It’s an opportunity that builds friendship over the course of several hours of cutting, blow-drying, & styling. That time together often ultimately leads to intimate conversation – our personal highs and lows.

Although our workshops started with stylists, our trainings have expanded to include other members of the community who want to lend a helping hand in our fight to change the way we view others and ourselves during periods of depression or crisis.

90% of Suicides Involve an Underlying Mental Illness that is Treatable.
We believe easier access to resources and education at the community level is the first step. We welcome and encourage you to get involved: 

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