Deeatra Kajfosz, Founder of LiFE OF HOPE and suicide attempt survivor, was our keynote speaker at the 2016 Walk for Hope
Save the date! Our 5th annual Walk for Hope will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at 10 am at the Portage High School Track.
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Portage Community Schools
Cambria American Legion Auxiliary Unit 401
2015 Walk Photos
2013 Walk Photos
Country Rascals and Rockers
Nathan Pieper family and friends
Despite the rain, over a hundred participants attended Prevent Suicide Columbia County’s Walk for Hope on September 24, 2016, at the Portage High School track.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to each of you who walked laps in the drizzle, in ponchos and under umbrellas, sharing stories of hope, offering each other strength and understanding. One in five of our walkers stayed on for a free afternoon training on suicide prevention, learning the steps they could take to save a life. You are our everyday heroes.
In addition to our walkers, we thank our host, the Portage Community Schools, as well as our volunteers, musicians, speakers, and sponsors, for your shared commitment to our vision of a suicide-free community.
The rates of suicide attempts and deaths are higher in our county than state averages. We must all do our part to end the stigma that kills. Attend a free training and learn how to ask a question and save a life. Start the conversation about mental health with your loved ones. Concerned about someone? Text “HOPELINE” to 741741 or call Northwest Connections at 888-552-6642. Suicide is preventable, and suicide prevention is everyone’s business. Make it yours. For more information on how you can partner with us to prevent suicide, please visit the Help Save a Life page or contact us.
2014 Walk Photos
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We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the following people and organizations who sponsored our fourth annual Walk for Hope on September 24, 2016. 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 2016 Walk. Visit our Facebook page for more photos!