Save the Date!

Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk, May 19 2018

The 3rd Annual Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk takes place Saturday, May 19 at Pine Park in Balsam Lake.

Join the hundreds of people from throughout the St Croix River valley to remember loved ones lost to suicide and raise money for mental health awareness and services in Polk County. In it’s first two years, this event has raised more the $60,000, with 500 people participating in 2016, and more than 600 walkers/runners joining us last year. We look forward to another very special event in 2018!

We Walk to Raise Money for Suicide Awareness

The Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk  features a 5K walk, survivor memorials, mental health resources, a program, entertainment and more. All proceeds raised benefit the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County and their work to raise awareness for mental health and services in our community.

Event Details

Date:  Saturday, May 19, 2018
Location:  Pine Park, Balsam Lake, WI
Time:  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Program 8:30 to 9 a.m.
Walk begins at 9 a.m.
A suicide prevention program follows the conclusion of the Walk at approximately 11am.
Cost:  Individual Registration is $10.

Run to Raise Money for Suicide Awareness

We’ve added a non-competitive run to this year’s event. Runners simply Register as an individual participant and be prepared to for your 5K run on May 19!

For more information on the Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk, contact Tristan Divine at tristan.jvolgren@gmail.com or 715.553.1333.

Registration Information

Register for the 3rd Annual Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk/Run opens soon! There are 4 great ways  to participate in our event, you can register as an individual walker or runner, start a fundraising team, donate to a team or, make a general event donation:

Start a Fundraising Page – Create a custom fundraising page that allows you the chance to ask for donations from your family, friends, co-workers and social media network.

Donate to a Fundraising Page  – If you are looking to support someone who has a fundraising page for the event, you can search for the team or individual fundraiser and make a donation towards their campaign.

Register as an Individual Walker/Runner  – Register you and your friends and family for the event. Cost is $10 per person, kids 12 and under are free! You can register under a fundraising team so your registration fee goes toward their fundraising campaign.

Donate to the Event  – Can’t join us and would like to make a donation in support of the PCSAW?  You can make a secure, online donation in support of the event and our cause to prevent suicide.

Stay tune for more information on registration for this year’s event!

Memorial Signs

Once again, memorial signs are available to honor loved ones lost to suicide and are on display during the Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk. The signs feature a picture, name, dates of birth and death, plus a reflection of the interest (sports, travel, etc) of your family member, friend or someone special. Cost is $50. To place your order, send a jpeg or PDF photo, dates of birth and death, plus any interests or hobbies your loved one had to Tristan Divine at tristan.jvolgren@gmail.com.

About The Event

After her son Jordan died by suicide on August 19th, Tristan Divine decided to create a Team in memory of Jordan and participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk that was held in September, 2015 at the Mall of America. Tristan’s team raised almost $7,000 in just 3 weeks! She decided after that walk to keep the money they raised for suicide prevention in Jordan’s memory local. So Tristan, leading a group of volunteers, decided to start a walk in Polk County. Her goal is to help bring awareness to our own community and bring awareness into our schools and give the kids an outlet to encourage positive emotional health! Tristan’s goal is to all come together as a community and raise enough money to spread awareness across our county and neighboring counties.

Thank You Sponsors!

Please join us in thanking the following businesses and organizations who generously sponsored last year’s event! If your business is interested in supporting our cause, Click here for more information.

AgMotion Inc
AJ’s Tire and Repair
Amery Hospital and Clinic
Anderson Law Office
Arrow Building Center
Balsam Branch Transport
Balsam Lake Fire Department
Basically Balsam
Berghammer Builders
Bernick’s
Bill’s Ace Hardware and Appliance

Chell Well Drilling Company
Clear Lake True Value
Community Insurance
Cottor Green Petro Plus
CWS Security
Dick’s Fresh Market – Osceola
DN Campground
Falls Orthodontics
Farmers Insurance
GA Screenprinting
Grandstand Funeral Home
Hair’s The Thing

Hauge Dental Care – Centuria
Hauge Dental – Osceola
Hay Chix
Jeff’s Small Engine
Jensen’s Garage
Jensen-Sundquist Insurance Agency
Jonzy Market
Luck Dental Clinic
Luck Pharmacy
MidWestOne Bank
Midwest Civil Constructors
Milltown Fire Department
Nelson Construction Services
Nick’s Trucking & Excavation
Polk County Abstract

St Croix Casino Turtle Lake
The Stash
Suzy Q’s Snowshoe Tavern
Thirsty Otter
TL Enterprise
Top Spot Tavern and Grill
Unisource Assembly Corp
Village Pizzeria of Dresser
Volgren Agency
The Wash House
Wayne’s Foods Plus
WINGS Foundation