Walk for Hope supporting Barb Smith SUICIDE RESOURCE & Response Network
Walk for Hope

About Walk for Hope

The Walk for Hope...Depression and Suicide Awareness annual event in Saginaw, Michigan is hosted by the Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network. Registration is free, we ask that you join a fundraising team or make a donation. All funds donated remain in the Great Lakes Bay Region for suicide prevention and aftercare. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in the interest of protecting our participants we've moved to a VIRTUAL WALK for 2020 only. We look forward to seeing all of your photos reflecting HOPE that you have brought to your homes and communities over the course of the three day event! Stay tuned into our Facebook page for all the latest news regarding Walk for Hope 2020! 

Prizes and Rewards

The individuals that raise more than $1,000 will be entered to win a two-day Grand Hotel getaway on Mackinaw island! Prize valued at over $1,200!! The team that raises the most funds will have the top contributors entered in a drawing for the chance to win two Michigan shaped Adirondack chairs built right here in Michigan! Other prizes include:
1.    First team to complete the Walk and post a photo wins a swag bag for each member
2.    First individual to complete the Walk and post a photo wins a gift card
3.    First Team that raises $2,500 or more wins a free catered party in a park of their choice (following CDC guidelines for COVID-19) and the they get to be the models for all 2021 marketing materials
4.    Team with the most members wins a free Awareness training and their names entered to win a handmade wooden barn





Date

Starts at:  August 7, 2020 7:30 AM
Ends at:  August 9, 2020 11:00 AM

Location

, Walk at your pace in your place...bring HOPE home.

Contact

Stacey Urbani
989-781-5260 ext. 3
stacey@suicideresourceandresponse.net

Why Participate?

In the past, depression, mental illness and suicide have been a closed conversation.  Today the  need to not only ask for help but to identify someone who needs help is only increasing!  The Network provides suicide prevention education and aftercare in effort to encourage our communities to talk openly and honestly about mental health and suicide where people live, work, play and learn.  The Network is fulfilling the US Surgeon General’s call to action for the United States, requiring that each state and county have a suicide prevention plan in place, modeled after the national plan. By participating in the Walk for Hope you are becoming a part of a bigger message and helping to save lives.   


How Your Support Makes a Difference

Over the last three years, the Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network has experienced incredible annual growth.  This growth is making significant regional and statewide impact. From 2017 to 2019 each year there was marked growth in provision of training and resources to the community:

2017

·        6 After care presentations with 1655 individuals attending.

·        6 Yellow Ribbon School Awareness trainings, with 2,377 attendees.

·        18 Awareness trainings with 2,616 attendees.

·        Provided 27 safeTALK (Tell, ASK, Listen, Keepsafe) trainings, ensuring 676 people can recognize and    respond to those who might be having thoughts of suicide.

·        5 ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills training), two-day evidence-based trainings with 148 total attendees

·        Over 7,472 people in 2017 have attended one of our trainings or presentations.

·        Provided resources and assistance to 1,536 individuals.

2018

·        9 After care presentations with 1008 individuals attending.

·        8 Yellow Ribbon School Awareness trainings, with 2,240 attendees.

·        21 Awareness trainings with 1,625 attendees.

·        Provided 29 safeTALK (Tell, ASK, Listen, Keepsafe) trainings, ensuring 616 people can recognize and respond to those who might be having thoughts of suicide.

·        6 ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills training), two-day evidence-based trainings with 157 total attendees

·        Over 5,646 people in 2018 have attended one of our trainings or presentations.

·        Provided resources and assistance to 1,536 individuals.

2019

·        4 After care presentations with 292 individuals attending.

·        10 Yellow Ribbon School Awareness trainings, more than 1,600 people.

·        22 Awareness trainings and 1,000 participants.

·        Provided 55 safeTALK (Tell, Ask, Listen, Keepsafe) trainings, ensuring over 1,500 people can recognize and respond to those who might be having thoughts of suicide.

·        11 ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills training), two-day evidence-based trainings with 330 attendees.

·        Over 4,722 attended one of our trainings or presentations.

·        Provided resources and assistance to 900 individuals.


Thanks to our Walk for Hope generous sponsors