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Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk 2018
September 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The You Are Not Alone – Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk takes place at St. Clair College and along the Herb Gray Parkway Trail on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Week supports individuals who struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or other mental illnesses and their friends and family members who are affected by these struggles.
Come out and show support for those who are affected.
Participants will walk from the St. Clair College SportsPlex through the college campus and alongside the Herb Gray Parkway Trail. The distance of the walk is 5 km in total and there is a shorter 2 km option as well. Weather permitting, it will be held outside. In the event of inclement weather, the walk will be held on the track inside the SportsPlex.
It is FREE to register for the walk. Participants are welcome to donate to the walk or collect pledges. Participants may also purchase a Suicide Prevention Awareness Week T-shirt by donating $15 or more when registering for the walk (shirts available while supplies last).
A special live music performance will also occur throughout the event to help promote healing through music!
In addition, refreshments will be available and information booths will be on display all morning.
9:00 a.m. Registration (Lobby of Sportsplex)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
10:00 a.m. Walk begins
11:00 a.m. Walk ends
12 p.m. Event wrap-up
Registration is available on the day of the walk or in advance online. Donations can also be made in advance online. Pledge sheets are available online.
For more information about the walk, to donate, or download a pledge sheet visit the Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk event page on the Canadian Mental Health Association of Windsor Essex’s website.
Proceeds benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Education, Training and Supports for those Bereaved by Suicide.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in collaboration with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is leading a campaign to bring awareness about mental health promotion and suicide prevention. They have convened a large network of community partners to plan Suicide Prevention Awareness Week from September 10-16, 2017. The Suicide Prevention Awareness Week planning group includes representatives from all sectors including Workplace, Health Services, Community, School Boards, and Post-Secondary Institutions.