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Community Awareness Events

Candlelight Vigil September 25, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
A special evening that brings together those in our community who have been affected by a suicide death as well as those who support reducing the stigma related to suicide. This candlelight vigil is to honor and remember those who have died by suicide. At Sacred Waters, 16990 Douglas Road, Mishawaka. Evening includes:

  • Walk amongst the natural setting of Sacred Waters
  • Keynote speech, "The Path to Honoring and Remembering Those Lost to Suicide," by Dr. Brooke Ammerman, Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
  • Ceremony led by Barbara Gulbranson, DD
  • Poetry reading by Tina Turner
  • Soothing music by Allen DeSomer
  • Opportunity to share memories
  • Moment of silence.
No cost to attend.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, November 17, 2018
A day to reflect and remember loved ones in our lives lost to a suicide death. Each year features a new group of survivors sharing their story. Visit the AFSP website for information.  

Awarenss & Fundraising Events

Paint the Town Yellow   
This event, which will take place in the spring of 2019, increases awareness about youth suicide and raises funds for the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, which is an essential program for our area schools to prevent the tragedy of teen suicide. 


Race to Save Lives 5K & 10K Run, Walk of Hope - Fall, 2018

Mark your calendars for this year's race coming Saturday, November 3. Race to Save Lives is a professionally timed 5K, 10K running event that takes place in Mishawaka with awards for the top 3 finishers in each age group, post race food, and more. Whether you have been touched by a suicide or deeply care about this public health crisis, join us for the 3K Walk of Hope bringing suicide loss survivors together to remember family and friends.


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