Walk 4 Hope
Walk to Fight Suicide
Saturday, September 30, 2023, Bonham, Texas
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.
2023 is 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 2022 event was a big success with over 270 walkers and $19,100 raised! A huge thank you to our sponsors, speakers, honor bead participants, volunteers and, of course, all of our wonderful walkers. We’ll be back in late September or early October 2023 for our 2nd annual walk!
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 $109,000 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.
September 30, 2023
8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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
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.
For every one person who dies by suicide annually, 316 people seriously consider suicide.
Fannin County consistently has one of the highest suicide rates in the state of Texas, and it is well above the national average.
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.
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.