Help us #StarttheConversation about suicide at this year’s Cape & Islands Suicide Awareness Walk

Saturday, May 21 | Veterans Park Beach in Hyannis, MA

What is the Suicide Awareness Walk?

The signature fundraiser for Sharing Kindness, the Cape & Islands Suicide Awareness Walk brings together families, friends and community members to remember those who have died by suicide, support survivors of suicide loss, and nurture those who have attempted 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 Cape and Islands 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?

1. Visit our walk site to register and get the full event details! You’re welcome to start your own fundraiser for the walk or support a fundraising team of someone you know.

2. If you’re interested in volunteering, you can sign up here.

3. Follow us on social media for updates leading up to the event (we’re on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok) and help us spread the word! Share the walk site on your own social media pages using the hashtag #LetsTalkCC.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

View our sponsorship packet to learn more about Sharing Kindness’s recent programs and how you can contribute.

WHY WE WALK

Attendees of the 2021 Suicide Awareness Walk share their perspectives on suicide, mental health and the importance of erasing stigma.