Save the Date for the 2019 HOPEwalk!

Join us on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Cherry Hill Park and Pavilion for the sixth annual HOPEwalk. Registration will open soon.

Thank you 2018 Participants!

On September 29, 2018 we had 700 walkers at the 5th Annual HOPEwalk and raised over $40,000! All funds raised stay in the Eastern Iowa area. Check out what we fund and if you or an organization has a need for funding that aligns with the HOPEwalk mission, please fill out a grant request


The HOPEwalk is a local community based walk to remember loved ones lost to suicide, support survivors, raise awareness, and work on prevention in the Cedar Rapids area community. The HOPEwalk stands for…

H – Honoring
O – Openness
P – Prevention
E – Education

The HOPEwalk is a one-lap walk at Cherry Hill Park (approximately one mile) on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Check-in and day-of-registration will begin at 8:30am, with the opening presentation beginning at 9:30am.

Kevin Hines, a nationally known suicide awareness and prevention advocate will be speaking at the 2018 walk.  He will also be speaking at a few events the day before the HOPEwalk. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for more information on those events.

Donations can be made online and on the day of the actual walk. Checks, cash, and credit cards will be accepted day of the walk. Online donations will continue up to and after the event. Donations can be made in support of a specific walker, team, or to the overall cause.

Those that wish to bring a photo or memory of their loved one can share on the memory wall at the walk. We will also share a roll call of those we are walking for. Counselors will be available at the walk should anyone wish to speak to them.

If you would like to volunteer at the HOPEwalk, please sign up here.

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Thank you to the sponsors that make the HOPEwalk possible:

Additional Events this September

Kevin Hines Lunch and Learn | Friday, September 28, 11:30AM

At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery and stay alive, and he has become a prominent international suicide prevention speaker and advocate. Join Kevin for a lunch and learn on Friday, September 28; free to attend.

Lunch (provided) from 11:30am-12:00pm 
Kevin Hines presentation from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Q & A from 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Kirkwood Community College: Linn County Regional Center
1770 Boyson Road,Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

Sign up for the Lunch and Learn  LUNCH AND LEARN HAS SOLD OUT

Kevin Hines: A Message of Hope for Suicide Prevention | Friday, September 28, 5:30PM

Please join us for a message of HOPE on Friday, September 28th. Kevin Hines survived jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge and now travels the world spreading a message of suicide prevention, suicide awareness, and hope.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Presentation begins at 6:30 pm. This event is free to attend. 

Local organizations that work in mental health and suicide prevention fields will have resource tables at the event.

A silent auction will take place, with all proceeds going towards suicide prevention and supporting survivors in the community.

Veterans Memorial Building
50 Second Avenue Bridge, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401