Rascals and Rockers Dayschool


Portage High School Track

Joanne Alt

Garden of Angels - Portage

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10 AM

6th Annual Walk for Hope 


We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the following people and organizations who are sponsoring our sixth annual Walk for Hope on September 22, 2018.  Click on the logos of sponsors below to be directed to their websites.  

A special Thanks to our 2018 walk for hope sponsors!

Unit 401 Cambria


Mark your calendars for

Prevent Suicide Columbia County's

6th Annual Walk for Hope!

Please join us for our Sixth Annual Walk for Hope on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Portage High School Track at 10 am.  Our family-friendly event features laps around the track, speakers, live music, memory tributes, educational booths and free 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.

Pre-registration by Friday, August 17th is strongly encouraged to guarantee shirt size.  Extended sizes sell out quickly the day of the walk and cannot be guaranteed.  Registration forms, Sponsor forms, Fundraising packets and Walk for Hope posters available for download or can be picked up at Columbia County Health and Human Services. 


Please send completed forms and check to:

                                                 Columbia County Health and Human Services

                                                 Attn:  Kristal Rykiel RN

                                                 PO Box 136

                                                 Portage, WI 53901

Volunteers Needed!! The Walk for Hope would not be successful without the help of volunteers! Please let us know if you are able to assist with set up, during the walk or with clean up!  Wondering how you can help with the Walk for Hope? Please contact Kristal Rykiel at (608) 742-9274 or email at kristal.rykiel@co.columbia.wi.us 

Thank you for your support!

Sara Tredinnick

In Memory of

Derek Wesley Bourdeau

​05/06/1984 - 07/11/1999

Walk for Hope 2018 Logo Design inspired by

Columbia County Public Health student nurse, Stephenie Foster.

Nathan Pieper

Family and Friends