Please join us for a day of hope and healing as Beacon for Hope hosts the first annual Hope Links Us Together Suicide Prevention Walk.

What to Expect the Day of the Event:


  • Check in
  • Get Your Raffle Tickets – Choose from dozens of items donated from our generous community
  • Purchase your bake sale items
  • Don’t forget to check out our Beacon for Hope Suicide Prevention Merchandise for Sale


  • Welcome to a day of hope and healing

11:30 a.m. MESSAGE OF HOPE

  • Local community member shares their lived experience


  • A special thank you for local businesses and community members for supporting suicide prevention

12:00 p.m. WALK BEGINS


  • Reading of Loved Ones Names/Moment of Silence
  • Bubble Release
  • Raffle Drawing Prizes
  • Closing Remarks



Can I mail in my registration form?

YES. Please email to receive a registration form. Please send the complete form and check payable to: Beacon for Hope, Inc. Please mail to Beacon for Hope, 2833 Rio Vista Drive, Emporia, KS 66801

Can I register the day of the event?

YES. You may register the day of the event. We encourage pre-registration to ensure you receive a t-shirt in your size.

Can I bring my dog?

YES. Dogs are required to be on a leash at all times during the event.

Is the walk handicap accessible?


How far is the walk?

The walk is approximately one mile long.

Do I have to walk to participate?

NO. We want you enjoy the day of hope and healing by being surrounding by unconditional support.

Can I donate the day of the event?

YES. We will be accepting cash, checks, and credit card donations.

Where does the money go?

We fund community members to attend formal suicide prevention training, educational materials, and scholarships for local high schools and Emporia State University.

For additional questions, please contact Melissa Kurtenbach at


A special thank you to our sponsors: