The 2020 Annual Suicide Prevention Walk has been postponed due to COVID-19. Below is a special message from Delaware County Suicide Prevention Coalition Chair, Sarah Lee Jefferson on plans for the new date – September 11, 2021.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
This event is FREE and open to the public, however registration is requested. We plan to make a difference, rain or shine!
Note: T-shirts will be available while supplies and sizes last.
Ohio Wesleyan University
Hamilton Williams Campus Center, Benes Room (note: the campus building with the green roof top)
40 N. Rowland Ave., Delaware, OH 43015
**Parking is free on campus, anywhere and all day. Click here to download the OWU campus map.
Schedule of Events:
9 AM to 10 AM – Registration, Resource Tables & Activities
10 AM – Welcome and Program Start
10:15 AM – Walk Begins
11 AM – Closing Ceremony & Group Photo
About the event:
The 10th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk, hosted by the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition, is all about hope, awareness and change. This year’s walk will focus on offering a safe environment for people on any area of the spectrum of suicide and suicide prevention. We are here to support survivors of suicide, those who have attempted and survived, anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide, those who care about someone who struggles with suicide, and those that are coming to support the efforts of suicide prevention. All are welcome!
Activities this year include:
- A 1.5-mile walk through historic downtown Delaware, Ohio to promote awareness
- Local agencies and groups that support suicide prevention efforts in and around Delaware Co.
- Activity tables for kids & adults
Download the 2021 event flyer here.
10th Anniversary T-Shirt Contest
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the DSPC Annual Suicide Prevention Walk, we invite students from Ohio Wesleyan University and high schools students in Delaware County. Click here to download the design contest rules. The winning design will be featured as a special edition 10th anniversary shirt and given to walk attendees.
Volunteer to help at the walk:
Some positions needed are:
- Peyton Heart Table
- Social Media Table
- Honor Flags
- Seed Planting Table
- Hold Signs Along the Walk
About the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition:
The Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition is a collaboration of community agencies, schools, and law enforcement dedicated to the mental health and wellness of our community. The coalition strives to increase awareness about suicide as a public health problem that can be prevented. The ultimate goal of the coalition is to reduce the stigma associated with suicide in order to increase each person’s ability to seek help and prevent further loss of life.Donate Now!