WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH. WALK TO SUPPORT A LOVED ONE. WALK TO HONOR A LIFE LOST TOO SOON.
Join us for our 15th Annual There is Hope Walk
This powerful event not only supports those who have experienced the real and tragic loss of a loved one to suicide but also brings our community together in making a difference around suicide awareness. It is also an opportunity for those who face or have faced mental health struggles to support one another and feel the support from our community. All funds raised support our programming efforts around mental health and suicide prevention in Sheboygan County.
This year, let's bring HOPE to the streets!
Due to recommendations from Public Health regarding large gatherings, There is Hope will look a little different this year. While the walk will not be the same event that would normally bring us together along the beautiful Sheboygan lakefront, we are excited for the opportunity to spread hope throughout the county and beyond - reaching even more people.
Join us online on September 12th for a virtual opening ceremony at 9:30 am celebrating the 15th anniversary of the walk. At 10 am, we invite you to *walk safely in the location and distance of your choice while wearing your 2020 There is Hope t-shirt. *PLEASE FOLLOW SHEBOYGAN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING & MASK GUIDELINES
While we are saddened that our event will look different this year, our important message of remembering, honoring, and saving lives remains the same.
We look forward to having you join us in spreading HOPE in 2020!
Despite this year looking much different than our years past, we are excited to be able to reach people, potentially even more, by taking some of our events online and offering fun contests along the way. Our 15th Anniversary Opening Ceremony will have a There is Hope remembrance presentation where your loved one could be honored. Please see details below of how you would like to participate in our event this year keeping our community's overall health in mind.
Sign up to Walk
For 15 years now, we've walked to support suicide prevention and mental health coming together as a community to talk about mental health, illness, and suicide to have positive impact and make change. This year is a bit different as we will walk in our locations of choice but the message is just as important as ever. Please join us as you are able!
Sponsor or Donate
Learn how you or your business can become a mental health champion to support our mission in promoting mental wellness through education, empowerment & support. Together, we are creating hopeful and resilient communities. We cannot do this without you!
Set up a Personal or Team Fundraiser
Set up a fundraising site that allows you to connect with supporters as well as set up a team. Register for the walk and follow the steps to set up your page. Online donations as well as regular checks or cash can be accepted. Be a MHA Mental Health Champion!
If you have lost a loved one to suicide and would like their memory shared within our Opening Ceremony presentation, please send a short paragraph (200 words or less) and/or a photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to include them dependent on available length of the presentation video.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
SEPTEMBER 10-12: ONLINE AUCTION Stay tuned for website and details with items as they come in!
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7-13:
Stay tuned to our social media feeds and website for fun contests, tributes, inspirations, memories, and more leading up to and following the walk.
THANK YOU TO OUR MAIN EVENT SPONSOR!
Please join us individually by logging onto the ZOOM link where you can interact with other participants: STAY TUNED FOR LINK
If you would prefer just to watch the ceremony, you may do so on our YouTube channel: STAY TUNED FOR LINK
Visit our online auction page to check out items as they become available! Bidding will run September 10-12, 2020. Winners will be announced and prizes available for pick up beginning September 14, 2020. STAY TUNED FOR LINK
We look forward to connecting with you for this year's 15th Annual There is Hope Walk for Suicide Awareness & Prevention. Thank you for being a mental health champion and sharing your heart, courage, support, voice, and love to those in need.
Thank you for bringing HOPE to the streets in 2020!
Thank you so much for choosing to support our mission by participating in this all-important annual endeavor. Your email receipt is on its way. Please spread the word!