MHF Events

Stomp Out Stigma 5K Walk for Mental Health

Happening May 15th, 2021 - In Person or Remotely

Details for Saturday, May 15th:


We will have both a drive-through setting and a park-and-walk setup at the downtown GVSU Seward Parking Lot from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Drive-Through: Enter the Seward Parking Lot from Fulton St. There will be a single one-way lane that loops through the parking so all traffic is moving in the same direction. Upon entry, you will follow the cones, which lead you through the lot to the donation drop-off station, t-shirt and resource bag pickup, and then circles back to the exit on Fulton St.

Park and Walk: If you wish to park and walk the downtown route, you are welcome to do so! We ask that you enter the Seward Parking Ramp from Lake Michigan Drive. There will not be a formal gathering, instead, you will walk as you arrive. If you need to drop off your donations and pick up shirts, please do so before parking to walk.

Walk Guidelines: There will be sanitizing stations placed through the Seward Ramp and Lot. Masks will also be available at these stations. We ask you to adhere to the CDC Guidelines for mask requirements. Please be respectful of others and socially distance yourself from individuals outside of your immediate walking group.

We will have route signs and sidewalk chalk in place along the Grand Rapids Riverwalk Route along with Memorial Signs near the Gillette Bridge.

Thank you to our SOS 2021 Sponsors!

Why Do We Walk?

Proceeds from the walk benefit our be nice. Programs and awareness throughout the community. Through the be nice. action plan (notice, invite, challenge, empower) we are able to educate students about mental illnesses and encourage them to exchange stereotypes for understanding, compassion, and acceptance.

Teams compete with one another to see who can raise the most money to support mental health and suicide prevention education provided by the MHF. The top teams are awarded and receive special recognition at the event. Every individual who raises $100 or more receives an exclusive SOS Walk shirt, which are not available for purchase.

Shining Through Art Show and Auction...Everyday Life

Save the date for Thursday, October 21st, 2021.

This annual event highlights artists in our community who manage ongoing or persistent mental illness.

Contact the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

349 Division Ave S Grand Rapids, MI 49503


info@benice.org | 616.389.8601

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