Date(s) - 10/20/2018
The Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, a program of Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, was founded in 1980. Through their 24/7 toll-free crisis helpline, trained volunteers offer emotional support to callers. As a suicide prevention center, Samaritans offers numerous trainings and workshops to educate the community on suicide awareness and prevention. They also provide support services for suicide loss survivors and suicide attempt survivors. Postvention services following a suicide death are also offered by Samaritans of Merrimack Valley.
1.5 mile walk to show support for those affected by suicide and raise awareness of the issue.
Guest Speaker: Senator Barbara L’Italien will kick off the event. Music will be provided by Irish signer Mossie Coughlan.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Registration and check in from 8:30 – 9:15 A.M.
Walk beings at 9:30 A.M.
The intersection of Willow Street and Flagship Drive, North Andover (adjacent to the Willows Professional Park).
Plenty of free parking will be available
Register online: ($10.00 fee to join the walk, or $30.00 fee to join the walk and receive an event t-shirt)
Sponsor a Ribbon with any amount to sponsor a ribbon placed along the route with a hopeful message or in the name of a loved one.
Event Sponsorship opportunities available to underwrite the costs associated with the event.
If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, click on the PayPal button below to donate online
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You can also donate via check made payable to the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, send to: Walk for Hope, Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, 430 North Canal Street, Lawrence, MA.
Cash donations will be accepted the day of the walk.