September 26, 2020
Join us for the 7th annual Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk on Saturday, September 26. The 5K cause-walk will raise awareness for suicide prevention, allow people to connect with each other, and provide critical funds for Gryphon Place. 100% of the community-raised dollars stay here in the community, supporting the local programs and services we offer.
Gryphon Place has made the decision to move our annual Suicide Prevention Walk to a virtual walk. This decision was not one that was made lightly, but we want to ensure that we are doing our part to keep our community safe. Our virtual walk will allow you to walk a 5K your own way! We may not be able to come together in person, but we still want to take that day to come together to support our community, support each other, support our loved ones, to break stigma, to raise awareness, to educate, to connect, and to save lives.
Our virtual walk will still kick-off at 9 am on Saturday, September 26 via Facebook Live! After the kick-off, you can walk whenever it is convenient for you that day! Your registration will still include a t-shirt and wristband. We are putting social distancing protocols in place for t-shirt pick up. Pick-up will be available at Gryphon Place at 3245 S 8th St, Kalamazoo, 49009 at the following dates/times:
Wednesday, September 23, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 24, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday, September 25, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Our Suicide Prevention Walk is much more than a fundraiser! It is a place for individuals to connect, support each other, raise awareness, and learn about resources in our community. We want you to take pictures during your walk, post them, and use the hashtag #GPSuicidePreventionWalk and tell us why you walk! We can’t wait to see your photos and hear from you on this day.
Walk to support your community. Walk to support each other. Walk to support your loved ones. Walk to break stigma, to raise awareness, to educate, to connect, and to save lives.
Registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt. Children under 5 can walk for free, but they will not receive a t-shirt without registering for the event. Please note: Registration increases to $30 after September 7th and your t-shirt size preference will not be guaranteed.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Brittany Cekola Hamann at firstname.lastname@example.org