HopeWalk is a movement to bring greater awareness around the issue of suicide and promote suicide prevention.
Community members come together for a public walk of hope and in memory, united in a sea of yellow t-shirts, banners and signs! Why yellow? Yellow is the international colour for suicide awareness.
HopeWalk Tauranga 2018 will be a 3.8km walk starting at Memorial Park at 1pm (t-shirt pickup and check-in from 12.15pm) and ending at Tauranga Fish & Dive at Marine Park (Sulphur Point). This will be the second HopeWalk for Tauranga and is extra special because this event is being organised by local youth group Young Connex who are very passionate about leading this cause in their community! We are now looking for community members to walk with us (all ages welcome!) so we can #BreakTheSilence. Together we are stronger!
This is a free event to participate in and we encourage everyone in Tauranga to come out and walk with us! Local Tauranga Business Phreaze Factory will be creating offical HopeWalk shirts with with all proceeds going towards the event and suicide prevention in Tauranga and New Zealand.