About Walk For Hope 2024

Join us for our 22nd Annual Walk for Hope… Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness Event on Sunday, August 4th at Saginaw Valley State University. There will be over 35 resource/activity booths, raffles, 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:

- start or join a team to support our mission

- you will have an opportunity to share your message along with photos on social media to help bring awareness to this event

Rules for Animals

- Registered service dogs ONLY. 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.


Starts at:  August 4, 2024 7:30 AM
Ends at:  August 4, 2024 12:00 PM


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



How Your Support Makes a Difference

All profits will support the Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network's mission to prevent suicide through education, advocacy, connection to resources, and support for those impacted by suicide.

Our Network offers suicide prevention and aftercare trainings for the community to help create a safety net using multi-tiered trainings. In 2023 our Network delivered over 100 trainings reaching over 16,000 people in the community through training, podcasts, online awareness campaigns. The Network cared for over 1,500 people impacted by suicide or needing resources. We are proud to say our Network has been recognized as one of the leading organizations in Michigan to make an impact following the State’s recommendations. In 2021 we lost 57 people to suicide in the Great Lakes Bay Region understanding our preliminary numbers know they have increased in 2023. NOW is the time we need to do more work as a community.

Together, we can create suicide-safer communities. 

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors