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25 Years of Uniting to Prevent Suicide

2023 marks the 25th year that the Didi Hirsch community has gathered to walk in memory of those lost to suicide and promote prevention. This community-building event includes inspirational speakers, a resource fair, family-friendly activities, food and refreshments, games for all ages, and an opportunity for survivors and survivors of suicide loss to connect in their healing journeys.

The event, to be held on October 1 at Exposition Park, also raises funds to support the critical services at our Suicide Prevention Center, including individual, family and group counseling for people struggling with suicidal thoughts, attempts or losses.

Event Program:

  • Welcome by Co-Emcees Eric Bigger and Sarah Gilman
  • Remarks by Lyn Morris, CEO
  • Fireside Chat hosted by Sarah Gilman
  • Performance by X.Ari
  • Warm-up by Eric Bigger
  • Walk begins!

Event Schedule:

7:45 am
Site Opens for Check-In & T-Shirt Pickup

8:00 am
Program with Fireside Chat, Live Performances, and Warm-Up

9:00 am
Unity Walk

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Continue to Enjoy Our Resource Fair, Food, and Activities Including:

  • Community Partner Booths with resources and individuals to answer questions
  • Community Art Activation & Reflection Station in collaboration with WisdoMania Foundation
  • Memorial Banners & Quilts
  • Lawn Games
  • Face Painting & Balloon Animals
  • Food Trucks
  • And More to Come!
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