Sharing Kindness Suicide Awareness Walk

Bird's eye view of the 2022 walk with the text: "Save the date: Cape & Islands Suicide Awareness Walk - Saturday, May 20, 2023

Join us on Saturday, May 18th, at Veterans Park Beach in Hyannis!

8:30 AM: Registration + pre-walk activities | 10 AM: Opening ceremony + walk begins!

Join the cause!

**Please note that we have a brand-new walk site this year and registration is now separate from fundraiser sign-up. You’ll find both links below!

How to get started:

→ This is where you’ll register for the event itself, if you’d like to join us for the walk on May 18th in Hyannis.

→ This is where you can sign up to fundraise for the walk, create your own fundraising page, and create or join a team.

→ Interested in sponsoring the walk? Click here to learn about sponsorship levels and benefits.

About the event

The signature fundraiser for Sharing Kindness, the Suicide Awareness Walk is a three-mile (5k) loop walk that brings together community members to remember those who have died by suicide, support survivors of suicide loss, and raise awareness of the stigmatized issues of brain health and suicide. It is an annual day of healing, telling our stories and forming connections with others through shared experiences.

Why we walk

Since the inception of the Suicide Awareness Walk in 2017, our primary goal has been to raise awareness of suicide. Why? Because the stigma that still surrounds suicide, grief and mental illness prevents many from getting the help they need, and we can only begin to reduce stigma through education and understanding. The walk raises funds for our nonprofit, allowing us to continue serving those affected by suicide and grief, providing programming on these tough subjects in our communities.

The details

  • Educational materials will be available before and after the walk. Water and other refreshments will be available for walkers 
  • All registrants who raise at least $25 qualify for a walk T-shirt, which will be distributed at check-in. 
  • We are pleased to offer “Move Your Grief,” led by Sue Andersen Yoga, before the walk. Join us on the beach at 9 AM for this healing class focused on breath work, meditation, and gentle movement. No formal experience is necessary for this 30-minute time of restoration and reflection. Towels or yoga mats are highly encouraged.
  • If you would like to honor someone you lost to suicide at the walk, please consider bringing a photo or other important reminder of your person to the walk for our Memory Wall. The photo or item will be returned to you at the end of our event. 

Still have questions? Visit our FAQs page for more info!

WATCH: Footage from the 2023 Suicide Awareness Walk, which raised over $87k (!) for our suicide awareness and prevention programs.