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10th annual

Suicide Prevention Walk

Help us reach our goal of zero suicides.

We're fighting for a better future. For those affected by suicide. For open conversations about mental health. For prevention. We can't do that without you. Walk with us to prevent suicide. 

date & time

Sat. September 23, 2023
10:00 AM kick-off


Bronson Park
200 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009


$25 before Sept. 4

$30 after Sept. 5

walkers holding _someone cares about you_ sign

Register to Walk

Gather your friends and register for this years Walk! There are 2 ways to register – as an individual/family or as a team.

people walking the prevention walk course

Start a Fundraiser

Tell people why you are supporting suicide prevention and ask for their support. Make it personal to make it powerful.



Volunteer roles include directing walkers on the course, set-up, cheer stations, and more.

walkers finishing the suicide prevention walk

suicide is preventable

10th Anniversary Celebration

We're celebrating a decade of raising awareness, breaking stigma, and saving lives. This year, the 5k cause-walk is more than a walk. Join us after and take part in the festivities.

live music

After the walk, there will be live music to enjoy during the celebration. Ray will kick-it off and then the Mickey's will play until the event comes to a close.


We will have activities available for everyone including a trauma-informed yoga session, arts and crafts, dog adoption, and a Community Resouce Fair.

route options

We've added a 1k option to the 5k cause-walk. As part of the 1k you are able to join the scavenger hunt - great for children! You do not need to register separately for the 1k.

food trucks

After the walk, refuel yourself with some delicious food. There will be various food trucks available with different cuisine to grab and enjoy.

walking on rainbow crosswalk
  • Facebook
    Report sucidal content directly on Facebook here.
  • Twitter
    Report messages about suicide or self-harm and Twitter will send the user a direct message with the Lifeline number.
  • Instagram
    To report posts about suicide or self-harm on Instagram: Tap “…” below the post, tap "Report Inappropriate", select "This Photo Puts People At Risk > Self-Harm".
  • Snapchat
    To report a safety concern, press and hold on that Snapchatter's name and tap the gear button. Then, tap 'Report' and reach out to Snapchat, and follow the prompts.
  • Youtube
    To report suicide or self-harm, click “More.” Highlight and click “Report” in the drop-down menu. Click “Harmful dangerous acts,” then “Suicide or self-injury.” YouTube will review the video and may send a message to the uploader with the Lifeline number.
  • Discord
    To report self-harm, use the dropdown in Discord’s report form and select ‘Trust & Safety.’ Under ‘Report Type’, select ‘Self-harm.’ Discord requests (to verify the authenticity of the report) that reporters provide a link to the message where the user expresses such harm, and the steps can be found below.
  • TikTok
    To report for self-harm on TikTok, tap the arrow at the bottom right hand corner of the video. Tap the report icon, select "Self injury" and follow the prompts.
  • Reddit
    If you're worried about someone, you can let Reddit know by reporting the specific post or comment that worried you and selecting, "Someone is considering suicide or serious self-harm". After you let them know, they'll reach out to put the user in touch with Crisis Text Line's trained Crisis Counselors.
walkers holding "someone cares about you" sign




Sounds of the Zoo



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Seelye Family Foundation


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Don  & Ann Parfet
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Jared Arnold Realtor
if you have any questions about the event, please contact:
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Sarah Mead


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