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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.

 

Please Click Here for our shirt order form and Click Here to see how awesome the tee looks.

 

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

$1,350

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mandy Telgenhoff

    $25

  • Karen Clingingsmith

    $25

  • Pat Deskin

    $50

  • Daren and Katie Caskey

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brian and Joyce Burke

    $1,000

  • Pelletiers

    $25

  • Mark and Cathy Weaver

    $100

  • Jason Pelletier

    $50

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The Team: $1,350 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Jason Pelletier

Jason Pelletier

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mark and Cathy Weaver

Mark and Cathy Weaver

DONATION: $100

In loving celebration of Alex Burke 3 years ago

Pelletiers

Pelletiers

DONATION: $25

Loving memory of Alex Burke 3 years ago

Brian and Joyce Burke

Brian and Joyce Burke

DONATION: $1,000

Given in honor and memory of our beloved son Alex. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

in alex's memory 3 years ago

Daren and Katie Caskey

Daren and Katie Caskey

DONATION: $25

In memory of Alex 3 years ago

Pat Deskin

Pat Deskin

DONATION: $50

Alex Burke 3 years ago

Karen Clingingsmith

Karen Clingingsmith

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Mandy Telgenhoff

Mandy Telgenhoff

DONATION: $25

In memory of Alex 3 years ago