Suicide Awareness Walk FAQs
How do I sign up?
You can register online at this link. Just fill out the form and select the $10 registration fee at checkout (or the appropriate number of fees if you’re registering more than one person). If you’re registering multiple walkers, be sure to select the “click here to add walkers” link to submit walkers’ names and contact information.
Alternatively, you can register on-site, although signing up online will expedite the check-in process. If you register online prior to May 1st and raise at least $25, we will have a walk T-shirt in your size available at check-in! (T-shirts are not guaranteed to those who register on-site.)
*This year, our fundraising page is separate from registration. Once you’ve registered, make sure you sign up to participate in our fundraiser.
Does it cost money to register?
Yes, there is a $10 registration fee which will be credited towards your personal fundraising goal. If you or someone you know is unable to afford this cost, please reach out to [email protected].
Can I register on site?
I won't be attending the event in-person, but can I still fundraise?
Yes! Just skip registration and sign up for our fundraising campaign as an individual or a member of an existing team, or create a new team. You will then have your own unique fundraising page to encourage your friends and family to donate!
I just registered for the walk. Now what?
Thank you for registering! Now you can head straight to our fundraising page and sign up as an individual or member of an existing team, or you can create a new team. You’ll create a unique fundraising page that can be shared with your family, friends and followers to encourage them to donate.
If you choose to create or join a team, your team will also have a unique fundraising page which will be linked to each of the team members’ personal pages.
Who should register for the walk?
For safety reasons, everyone who walks with us must register, with the exception of small children.
Where and when is the walk taking place?
On Saturday, May 18, we will all meet at Veteran’s Park Beach at 480 Ocean Street in Hyannis, MA. Please arrive early if you would like to participate in “Move Your Grief” on the beach at 9 AM. Check in begins at 8:30 AM and there are plenty of activities you can participate in before the walk, so make sure you arrive early! After the closing Mindfulness Circle and enjoying the company of other walkers, we expect the day’s events to wrap up by 1 PM.
What is the route of the walk?
The route will take us in a 3-mile loop around the town of Hyannis, starting and ending at Veteran’s Park Beach at 480 Ocean Street in Hyannis, MA. Our route will take us down Gosnold Street, Sea Street, Main Street, through a pocket park, and down Ocean Street again. Find a map of our exact route here.
Can I bring my dog to the walk this year?
While we have loved having our four-legged friends join us in years past, the Town of Barnstable prohibits dogs within the Veteran’s Park Beach area.
Will there be refreshments and restrooms at the starting location?
Yes, there will be refreshments available for walkers – for free and for sale – and restrooms will be at the starting location and along the route. Once you finish the walk, food trucks will be available for lunch, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the event.
How can I fundraise for the walk?
This year, we have separate pages to sign up for the event itself and for fundraising. To participate in our fundraiser for suicide prevention on the Cape & Islands, click here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the form (there is no cost to sign up, we just some basic information about you!). You can choose to sign up as an individual or as part of an existing team, or you can create a new team. Then you’ll create a unique fundraising page that you can share with others to encourage them to donate!
What happens with funds raised from this event?
All funds go toward Sharing Kindness’ suicide awareness and prevention programs on the Cape & Islands, so you can be sure that every dollar makes a local impact.
Click here to learn more about our programs.
I received a donation in person! How can I get it to you?
Congratulations! You can bring it with you on the day of the walk (ideally in an envelope with your name on it). You can also contact us and we can arrange a way to get the donation. Don’t forget to document this donation on your own fundraising page!