BENEFITING: SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE INC
EVENT: Walk for Hope 2015
EVENT DATE: Aug 14, 2016
Shawn Gray wrote -
**I will be taking part in the Walk for Hope event, in memory of my brother Mike. I am grateful to be able to take part in an outreach that raises funds for education and awareness programs on mental health disorders and suicide awareness. Although Mike is my motivation behind doing this, I have several family and friends that have been affected by depression/suicide. My team name is for the survivors and those that need the light of HOPE. If you are interested in helping me meet my donation goal of $500.00, please use the link below. Your support continues to be appreciated. Hugs.**
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
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.