Walk for Hope 2017
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT PREVENT SUICIDE COLUMBIA COUNTY AND ITS LOCAL SUICIDE PREVENTION INITIATIVES
Come walk for hope with us! Our family-friendly event features loops around the track in honor of suicide prevention awareness month, as well as speakers, live music, remembrance projects, educational booths, and a free QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Suicide Prevention Training. We have all been affected by suicide in our communities. Let's join together in remembering our loved ones and extending hope to those who are still suffering.
Bring a photo of loved ones lost to suicide to post on our Memory Board display. Please bring copies of your photos-- not originals-- in case of accidental damage.
Join us for a free QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention training after the Walk, from 12:00 - 1:30 pm at the event. Learn how to ask a question & save a life. Free lunch will be provided for all those who pre-register for this training.
The high school track used for the Walk is paved and wheelchair accessible. You may choose the length of your walk. See the Walk Schedule, left, for suggested themes for laps.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Rain or shine
Portage High School Track
305 E. Slifer Street, Portage, WI
Parking available at middle or high school.
$10 Registration for walkers age 12 and over includes a free t-shirt designed by Kiira Metsoila, Fall River High School student and winner of our Walk for Hope T-shirt Design Contest.
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the following people and organizations who sponsored our fifth annual Walk for Hope on September 23, 2017. Click on the logos of sponsors below to be directed to their websites. To sponsor this year's event, please download the Sponsorship Pledge Form or contact us for more information.
Balloons with messages for loved ones lost to suicide are released to the sky at the start of our Walk. Visit our Facebook page for more photos!
Nathan Pieper Family and Friends