Thank you to our walkers, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, and all those who helped make the 2022 Cape & Islands Suicide Awareness Walk a huge success!

Frequently Asked Questions:

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?

Check this page for updates in the months leading up to the walk (held annually in May). We’ll post details about the event and registration info as soon as it’s available! 

WHY WE WALK

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