Sharing Kindness Suicide Awareness Walk
Thank you to all those who helped make the 2023 Suicide Awareness Walk a huge success! On Saturday, May 20th, 520 walkers gathered with us at Veterans Park Beach in Hyannis, raising over $85K for suicide prevention on the Cape & Islands!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Suicide Awareness Walk?
The signature fundraiser for Sharing Kindness, the Suicide Awareness Walk 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.
What is the goal of the event?
Since the inception of the Suicide Awareness Walk six years ago, 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.
How can I get involved?
First, check this page for registration details in the New Year! Then spread the word about the walk and why the cause is important to you. And feel free to tag Sharing Kindness in your posts (@sharingkindnessinc on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok) and use the hashtag #SKSAW!