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Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope 2016

walk-for-hope-2The 10th Annual “Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope” community suicide prevention awareness walk will be taking place on Saturday, September 10, 2016, in fourteen different communities across the State of Nevada.

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling encourages everyone to come out to support this important community awareness event.  As many as 1 in 5 problem gamblers may contemplate or attempt suicide as a result of their addiction.  But when there is help, there is hope. We want to make sure individuals struggling with thoughts of suicide and the friends and families doing their best to support them can be connected to resources and services that can make a difference.

The Council will be at the Las Vegas walk location with important information about problem gambling and suicide – and resources for help.  Stop by our booth to pick up a burgundy balloon and HOPE hat to show your support during the walk!

We are proud to be a member of the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention and appreciate the efforts of the Coalition, the Office of Suicide Prevention and the many local task forces and coalitions across the state hosting events such as the “Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope” in order to make Nevada a healthier and safer place to live.

Here are the locations and times for all Nevada walks:

  • Caliente – Meadow Valley walkway/ Across from the baseball fields/Lincoln St. / Caliente, NV Registration begins at 8:00 am
  • Carson City – Korean War Veterans memorial park 600 Marsh Rd. Carson City, NV Registration begins at 10:00 am
  • Dayton – Community Center 170 Pike St., Dayton, NV. Registration begins at 10:00 am
  • Douglas County – The Heritage Park, 1447 Courthouse Alley, Gardnerville, NV 89410.  Registration begins at 8:00 am.
  • Elko – Elko City Park, Horizon Hospice Memorial Rose Garden, Elko, NV. Registration begins at 8:00 am.
  • Fallon – Laura Mills Park, W 5th St. Fallon, NV Registration begins at 8:00 – 11:00 am.
  • Fort McDermitt – Tribal Youth Center/Gym Complex – Registration begins at 10:00 am
  • Las Vegas/Henderson – Bob Miller Middle School, 2400 Cozy Circle, Henderson, NV 89052. Registration begins at 7:30 am
  • Mesquite – Mesquite Recreation Center (West Field) 100 West Old Mill Rd. Mesquite, NV 89027. Registration begins at 8:00 am.
  • Pahrump – Ian Deutch Memorial Park, 1600 Honeysuckle St., Pahrump, NV 89048. Registration begins at 8:00 am.
  • Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe – Nixon, Nevada. Registration begins at 8:00 am.
  • Reno/Sparks – Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Dr (between the ponds and the river) Reno, NV. Registration begins at 8:00 am.
  • Winnemucca – Winnemucca Community Garden, 151 W. McArthur Ave. Winnemucca, NV 89445. Registration begins at 8:00 am.
  • Yerington – Boys and Girls Club, 124 N. Main St., Yerington, Nevada. Registration begins at 10:30 am.