About Walk for Hope 2022

Join us for our 20th Annual Walk for Hope…Depression and Suicide Awareness Event on Sunday, August 7th at Saginaw Valley State University. There will be over 25 resource/activity booths, raffles, live music, and guest speakers.  The 5K walk/run or 1 mile walk will be untimed on paved walks throughout the SVSU campus.  

Support this event by:

- starting or joining a team in memory of someone who has died by suicide or in honor of someone who struggles with their mental health

- walking individually

- financial support

- volunteering

- sharing your message along with photos on social media to help bring awareness to this event

Rules for Animals

- Registered service dogs ONLY. We have the right to ask for certification. For safety of your pet and other walkers, please make arrangements for someone to care for your pets while you join us for the event.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for all the latest news regarding Walk for Hope 2022!


Starts at:  August 7, 2022 7:30 AM
Ends at:  August 7, 2022 11:30 AM


Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center,MI 48710 USA



How Your Support Makes a Difference

All profits will support Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network's mission to prevent suicide through education and resources, and to support those impacted by suicide.  Our Network offers suicide prevention and aftercare trainings for the community to help create a safety network using multi-tiered trainings.  We will continue to care for those who have been impacted by suicide and those with lived experience.  We connect persons struggling with suicidal thoughts or those impacted by suicide with organizations throughout the community.

Together, we can create suicide-safer communities. 

Thanks to our generous Walk for Hope sponsors