Walk 4 Hope

Walk to Fight Suicide

The 2024 walk will be held on September 28 in Bonham, Texas, and registration will open on August 1.

We walk to remember. We walk to support. We walk to prevent. We walk with hope.

Raising funds to support suicide prevention and behavioral health programs in Fannin County, Texas.

About

2023 was the 2nd Annual Fannin Walk 4 Hope

The Fannin Walk 4 Hope is a 2.5 mile walk around the beautiful Legacy Ridge golf course. All funds benefit the Fannin Behavioral Health Leadership Team, which sponsors and promotes mental health and suicide prevention programs in Fannin County.

The 2023 event was a big success with over 280 walkers and $19,200 raised! A huge thank you to our sponsors, speakers, honor bead participants, volunteers and, of course, all of our wonderful walkers.

History

In 2015, the Glaser family lost their beloved 16 year-old Savanna to suicide. They wanted to spare other families this grief by raising awareness for suicide prevention and providing an event for healing and hope.

Through the sponsorship of the Glaser Family Charitable Foundation, the walk began in 2016 as an Out of the Darkness walk benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The walk has raised $128,000 since its inception.

In 2022, the Glaser family decided to allow the Fannin Behavioral Health Leadership Team to sponsor the walk so that all proceeds remain in Fannin County directly benefiting our residents. The event was renamed the Fannin Walk 4 Hope with the format remaining very similar to prior years.

When

September 28, 2024

8:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Where

Legacy Ridge Country Club

2201 Country Club Road

Bonham, TX 75418

(903) 640-4800

Agenda

8:00 AM Breakfast & Registration
8:30 AM Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM Walk Starts
10:30 AM Closing Ceremony

 

Anyone can walk for free, but we ask all walkers to complete the registration process. We kindly encourage paid registrations and donations of any size! All funds raised will stay in Fannin County directly supporting mental health and suicide prevention programs.

By the Numbers

The Numbers

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young people. Every year in the U.S., more people die by suicide than in car accidents, and more suicide deaths occur than homicide and AIDS deaths combined.

316

For every one person who dies by suicide annually, 316 people seriously consider suicide.

Fannin County

Fannin County consistently has one of the highest suicide rates in the state of Texas, and it is well above the national average.

Self Care

988 Suicide & Crisis Line

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Dial 988 for help.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) is a leading nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the mental health of all. Learn quick facts about mental health, learn more about mental health conditions or use the MHA screening tool.

Fannin Resources

The Helping Fannin Resource Directory is brought to you as a community service project by the Fannin Behavioral Health Leadership Team. Here you can connect to critical wellness and social services in our county. Please visit the guide to find help, register an organization or suggest an addition.

Thank You to Our 2023 Event Sponsors

Platinum

Gold

Red Rock Holdings, LLC

Silver

Bronze

Friend

Drs. Jeannine Hatt & Charles Phelps

Leajean Goodson

See the Contact Us page for frequently asked questions.

Register to Walk!