Join us for the 7th annual Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk on Saturday, September 26. The 5K cause-walk will raise awareness for suicide prevention, allow people to connect with each other, and provide critical funds for Gryphon Place. 100% of the community-raised dollars stay here in the community, supporting the local programs and services we offer.

Gryphon Place has made the decision to move our annual Suicide Prevention Walk to a virtual walk. This decision was not one that was made lightly, but we want to ensure that we are doing our part to keep our community safe. Our virtual walk will allow you to walk a 5K your own way! We may not be able to come together in person, but we still want to take that day to come together to support our community, support each other, support our loved ones, to break stigma, to raise awareness, to educate, to connect, and to save lives.

Our virtual walk will still kick-off at 9 am on Saturday, September 26 via Facebook Live! After the kick-off, you can walk whenever it is convenient for you that day! Your registration will still include a t-shirt and wristband. We are putting social distancing protocols in place for t-shirt pick up. Pick-up will be available at Gryphon Place at 3245 S 8th St, Kalamazoo, 49009 at the following dates/times:

  • Wednesday, September 23, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 24, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, September 25, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Our Suicide Prevention Walk is much more than a fundraiser! It is a place for individuals to connect, support each other, raise awareness, and learn about resources in our community. We want you to take pictures during your walk, post them, and use the hashtag #GPSuicidePreventionWalk and tell us why you walk! We can’t wait to see your photos and hear from you on this day.

Walk to support your community. Walk to support each other. Walk to support your loved ones. Walk to break stigma, to raise awareness, to educate, to connect, and to save lives.

Registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt. Children under 5 can walk for free, but they will not receive a t-shirt without registering for the event. Please note: Registration increases to $30 after September 6 and your t-shirt size preference will not be guaranteed.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Brittany Cekola Hamann at bcekola@gryphon.org 

 

Register to Walk!

Saturday, September 26 2020

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Diamond Level

Eaton Corporation

Platinum

Tyler Little Family Foundation

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Speak it Forward

Gold

Harding’s Friendly Markets

Bronson Healthcare

Stryker

Silver

Abraxas

Ascension Borgess

Child and Family Psychological Services

Genemarkers

Getman Corporation

Honor Credit Union

Imperial Beverage

KALSEE Credit Union

McParlan Family Fund

Meijer

Mercantile Bank of Michigan

Schupan & Sons

Shorts Brewing

Bronze

Meyer C. Weiner Co.

Amerifirst Financial

Horizon Bank

Metro Toyota

Miller Johnson

Contributor

Steensma Lawn and Power

Michael Raphelson and Carla Langerveld

The Kalamazoo Promise

Nulty Insurance

Jaqua Realtors

Jared Arnold Realtor

Gracespring Bible Church

Midwest Custom Embroidery

Langeland Funeral Home