Students for Suicide Awareness and the Lambda Beta chapter of Sigma Chi are hosting the first annual Seeds of Hope 5K Community Walk for National Survivors of Suicide Day on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m.
Register online at active.com or at Running Wild until Nov. 19 (packet pick-up day will be Nov. 19 from 4-7 p.m. at Running Wild, located at 3012 E. Cervantes St.). You can register the day of the walk from 8-8:45 a.m. at UWF in front of the Psychology Department, Building 41. There will be a guest speaker, stretching exercises and then the walk begins at 9 a.m. Post-walk activities include breakfast, live music by Good Foote, information tables, the Seeds of Hope Survivor Art Exhibit, chair massages, kids’ activities, and a door prize raffle.
Memorial t-shirts will be given to the first 100 registered participants, so be sure to register early. We will list the names of our loved ones lost to suicide on the back of the shirt, so if you would like to have a name added to the shirt, please send the full name and age to me by Nov. 1.
Proceeds from the walk will benefit SSA and their mission to raise awareness about suicide prevention through music and art. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death on college campuses and can be prevented. SSA hosts events on campus and in the community throughout the year to raise money and awareness by planting “seeds of hope” for those who suffer in silence.