NOTE: Event details are subject to changes.
*Please check this page the day before the event on Sept. 9 to see if there are any changes due to the evolving issues regarding COVID-19.*
The 11th 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
Saturday, September 10, 2022 | 9 a.m. to noon
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 – Jaywalk
In front of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center (note: the campus building with the green rooftop)
40 N. Rowland Ave., Delaware, OH 43015
**Parking is free on campus, anywhere, and all day. Click here to download the OWU campus map.
**Note: This is considered a non-supported walk. Please follow all rules of the road and ensure safe crossing. If you have questions or need assistance, volunteers will be available.
Schedule of Events
9 AM – Registration, Resource Tables & Activities Open
10 AM – Welcome & Opening Ceremony
(The walk will begin directly after the program and will take approximately 45 minutes.)
Following the Walk – Closing Ceremony & Group Photo
(Group photo to immediately follow the closing ceremony.)
Volunteer to help at the walk:
Some positions needed are:
- Clean up Crew
- Banner Walkers
- Rock Painting Table
- Peyton Heart Table
- Social Media Table
- Recipe Book Table
We are urging attendees to follow local health department guidelines and recommend masks be worn in crowds regardless of vaccination status. We ask that everyone be aware of those around them and physically distance as much as possible both during the activities as well as during the walk itself. HelpLine will provide complimentary masks to all participants if needed, and hand sanitizer will be available at registration and activity tables.
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!