The Barnstable County Human Services Department reports the suicide rate on the Cape and Islands is more than twice the state average and suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth ages 14-25.
Together we can end the silence around suicide.
Join us to help spread awareness and raise money for suicide prevention on Cape Cod and the Islands!
What you need to know:
- The Cape and Islands Suicide Awareness Walk is a three mile loop walk in Orleans, Cape Cod, MA on Saturday, May 18, 2019 beginning at 10 am.
- Registration is online and also available on-site the morning of the walk beginning at 8.30 am. Water and refreshments will be available for walkers. Education materials will be available before and after the walk. All walkers who raise $50 qualify for an END THE SILENCE T-shirt.
- All proceeds go to three local non-profits; the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands, the Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition and Sharing Kindness, Inc. to provide education and advocacy for suicide prevention.
- If you would like to honor someone at the walk who has been lost to suicide, please consider bringing a photo or other important reminder of your loved one to the walk for our Memory Walls. The photo or item will be returned to you at the end of our event.
More questions? Check out our FAQ page.
By sharing our pain, remembering our loved ones, and grieving together, we hope to help individuals and our communities heal while working to end the silence and stop suicide.
Let's Talk, Cape Cod.