Walk for Hope

Anderson O’Brien is on a mission to reduce mental health stigma in our community by supporting efforts to increase awareness, education, resources, and support.

5K Walk

Mental health issues affect our entire community. Mental Health was identified as one of the key calls to action in the most recent United Way of Portage County LIFE (Local Indicators For Excellence) Report. Along with the stigma, there is a shortage of resources for mental health services and support which prevents many individuals from seeking help. As members of this community, we want to help, and we want to encourage others to join us.

This year marks the 14th anniversary for the Walk for Hope in our community. Due to the COVID public health emergency our event will be taking place virtually in your own neighborhoods/communities. The COVID Pandemic has presented more challenges and stress to those struggling with mental health issues. Now, more than ever, we need to support our community to reduce the stigma. Join your friends and neighbors by walking to provide hope towards preventing suicide and creating awareness surrounding mental health.

2020 Event Registration

Event: 5K Walk
Organizer: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Coalition of Portage County
Date: Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Event
Fee: $20.00 per walker registration (14 years and older)

Registration includes one shirt and mask if registration received prior to August 21st. Registrations received after August 21st are not guaranteed a shirt.

For more information contact Michelle Nelson: 715-346-5645 or Michelle.nelson@ascension.org


Corporate Challenge Sponsors

Kindness Rocks

Anderson O’Brien is a returning sponsor for this year’s Walk for Hope, an event presented by the Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Coalition of Portage County. The Walk promotes the importance of mental health and suicide prevention.   In support of the event we hosted a rock painting activity to spread messages of hope and kindness to the community.  Remember, kindness does ROCK!

The Walk 2020

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