Hike for Hope

Hike for Hope began in 2020 as a journey of remembrance that unites our community - a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives, our loved ones, and our community. Please join us for this gathering of support and suicide prevention, all while enjoying a wonderful and accessible 3.2 mile hike in the beauty of Donner Memorial State Park!

5th Annual Hike for Hope

Hike Date: June 23, 2024 

Time: 9:00 am Registration Starts, 10:00 am Hick Kicks Off

Location: Donner Memorial State Park - 12593 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, California, 96161

Registration: Visit Here

Sponsorship Information: Visit Here

Volunteer: Visit Here

 

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

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Testimonials

Kristin O'Conner's

"I wanted to share a truly uplifting experience I have had while participating in the Hike for Hope.

During the event, there is always a palpable sense of purpose and unity among the walkers. People from all walks of life come together – families, friends, survivors of loss, and just people who care about mental health awareness. The hike takes us through some beautiful scenery, and the fresh air and exercise is energizing. But what really makes the impact is the connections made along the way. Seeing familiar faces from my community – people I wouldn't have known were personally affected by suicide- is a powerful reminder that this issue touches so many lives, and that open conversations are crucial.

Walking alongside so many others who care about this cause filled me with a sense of optimism. It's clear that there's a growing movement to break the stigma surrounding suicide and provide support for those struggling.

If you've ever considered participating in the Hike for Hope, I can't recommend it highly enough. It is a chance to honor those we've lost, show support for those fighting, and raise awareness for a cause that desperately needs it."

-Kristin O'Conner, Past Participant

Diana Bell-Curtis

"To make sense of my son’s suicide I had to understand my own relationship to mental health.

The Out of Darkness Walk in Reno NV was my first walk after my son's suicide. Right away I realized that I was not alone. I was met with love and support.

When I learned that Hike for Hope was here in my own neighborhood, I immediately wanted to share to others my experience I have had and to help bring people together to generate awareness for the cause, raising funds for suicide prevention for our local community and to share conversations. Bringing together public education and community programs like Hike for Hope provides support for those affected by suicide.

I encourage you to come out and enjoy our beautiful location. You can make a difference to someone by building the strength within yourself. For me I wear my tears as armor.

You are not alone...You matter."

- Diana Bell-Curtis, Survivor of Suicide Loss and Participant

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For More Information, Please Contact: Danielle Segal | (207) 838-5101 | d.segal@live.com

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