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BENEFITING: SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE INC

EVENT: Walk for Hope 2015

EVENT DATE: Aug 16, 2015

Jill Leach-Rathka

THE STORY:

Join hundreds for a 5K Walk/Run on the beautiful wooded campus of Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.  All funds raised are used in the Great Lakes Bay Region to host special events, trainings, and provide education in an effort to build awareness of mental health and suicide prevention, intervention and aftercare.

 

Our Walk for Hope is an opportunity to come together with others who believe in this cause.  It is our hope that this event will de-stigmatize suicide and encourage those who are struggling with mental health or other life challenges to seek out help from those who can support their needs.   

 

Every 12.8 minutes someone dies by suicide in the United States.  In 2013 there were 41,149 people who died by suicide in the U.S.(CDC)  Of those in 2012, 1,295 family and friends were from right here in Michigan.  Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States (43.7 million or 18.6%) experiences mental ilness in a given year (NAMI). Less than one-third of adults and one-half of children with diagnosable mental health disorders receive mental health services in a given year.  (SAMHSA)

 

Registration is free; however, for every $100 in donations you raise, your name will be entered in a drawing for major prizes if you choose to fundraise. 

One of our major prizes is a 6 person, 8 hour salmon charter fishing trip!  

 

This family friendly event will feature guest speakers, live music by Sonic Freeway, a DJ on the walk route, resource tables, activity tables, face painting, light food, and HOPE!

 

Location:  Northwood University, 4000 Whiting Dr., Midland, MI

Walk to begin near the football field.

 

9:00 - 10:30 am  -  Check-in and On-site Registration

10:30 am -  Welcome and Guest Speakers

11:00 am -  5K Walk/Run Begins (untimed)

Event held rain or shine. In case of rain, the indoor track at the Hach Center will be available.

 

T-Shirt order forms are available on our Facebook page at:  www.facebook.com/walkforhope12

 

Service Dogs only allowed on campus

 

Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date:  http://www.facebook.com/walkforhope12

$325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shaun bellah

    $50

  • Maureen

    $25

  • Cindy Willson

    $100

  • Steve Alan T

    $100

  • Nila Schmandt

    $50

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The Team: $325 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Sowden

Amount Raised

$175

Fundraiser Title

Jill Leach-Rathka

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

Kendra Dunlap

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Nila Schmandt

Nila Schmandt

DONATION: $50

In memory of Shelley. I miss and loved your beautiful smiling face. 3 years ago

Steve Alan T

Steve Alan T

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Cindy Willson

Cindy Willson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Maureen

Maureen

DONATION: $25

In loving Memory of Shelley, she had the biggest smile to go with the biggest heart. Love and miss you always! 3 years ago

Shaun bellah

Shaun bellah

DONATION: $50

3 years ago