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6/3/2016 Member News
WALK FOR HOPE AND TO SAVE LIVES

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/3/2016
Contact: Barb Smith, founder, Survivors of Suicide
(989) 781-5260 or sosbarb@aol.com

WALK FOR HOPE AND TO SAVE LIVES

The annual Walk for Hope… Depression and Suicide Awareness event will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Northwood University (Midland, MI). This 5K walk/run purpose is to raise awareness about mental wellness, suicide and the importance of seeking support. To save lives, the stigma of depression and mental illness must be removed, allowing people to seek help freely. We need more trainings to help educate people in our community and to make change in treatment for those struggling with suicidal thoughts.

This annual Walk for Hope expects to see more than 1000 people gather in support of this cause. All profits raised will be used in the Great Lakes Bay Region to host local and statewide programs, events and trainings. Live entertainment, resource tables, hands-on healing activities, and light snacks will be provided. This year we have a youth area coordinated by Leadership of Midland. Event will be held rain (indoors) or shine. Untimed & family friendly. Non walkers are welcome to join us.

Guest Speakers include Kevin Fischer, the executive director of NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) and survivor of his own sons suicide. Local people will share their testimonies and a book signing from local author Barb Smith in the ‘iMPOSSIBLE” project Book

Register online at www.crowdrise.com/walkforhope2016 to start a team, or join an existing one to walk in honor of someone lost to suicide, support those who struggle with mental illness or in support of this important cause. For more info, visit www.crowdrise.com/walkforhope2016, find us on Facebook at walkforhope12, or contact (989) 781-5260 or sosbarb@aol.com

Walk for Hope is a project of Survivors of Suicide with support from Leadership Midland, Bay Arenac Behavioral Health Authority, Saginaw Community Mental Health Authority, Midland Community Mental Health and many Caring Community Members

Survivors of Suicide has served the Great Lakes Bay Region since 1989. They bring over twenty -five years of experience and stewardship to hosting suicide prevention events and trainings as well as facilitates the local SOS support group.