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Walk for Hope - Depression and Suicide Awareness

$18,646

 

53% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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The Story

EVENT DATE: Aug 17, 2013

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Aug 31, 2013

FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Aug 15, 2013

     Join hundreds for a 5K Walk/Run on the beautiful wooded campus of  Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.  All funds raised will be used in the Great Lakes Bay Region to host special events, training, and 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 14 minutes someone dies by suicide in the United States.  In 2010 there were over 38,364 people who died by suicide in the U.S.  Of those, 1,265 family and friends were from right here in Michigan.  Fewer 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 and for every $100 you raise, your name will be entered in a drawing for major prizes such as a weekend stay on Mackinaw Island other fabulous prizes!

     This family friendly event will feature guest speakers, music, resource tables, activity tables, caricature drawings, food, and HOPE!

 

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

Walk to begin at the football field.

8:30 am - 9:30 am  -  Check-in and On-site Registration

9:30 am - 10:00 am  -  Welcome and Guest Speakers

10:00 am  -  Walk/Run Begins (untimed)

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

Service Dogs only allowed on campus

 

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

To view last years event click here   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B-yjwskBP0&feature=youtu.be

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TEAM EVAN

Amount Raised:

$2,485

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Remembering Jake

Amount Raised:

$1,519

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Team Scott Hincka

Amount Raised:

$1,380

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Believe in Tomorrow

Amount Raised:

$1,250

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Brett's Team

Amount Raised:

$957

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Flutter-Byes

Amount Raised:

$1,960

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Walk for Hope

Amount Raised:

$690

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Corbin's Team

Amount Raised:

$680

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The Water Boy

Amount Raised:

$660

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Team John R Schrems

Amount Raised:

$640

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Jason's Team

Amount Raised:

$525

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Kaitie's Crew

Amount Raised:

$640

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CMH for Central Michigan

Amount Raised:

$450

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Team M.P.A. Group

Amount Raised:

$390

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Chad's Champions

Amount Raised:

$375

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HOPE PREVAILS

Amount Raised:

$570