The 18th annual Walk of Hope on the Sleepy Eye lake trail begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The Brown County Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program will hold the 18th annual Walk of Hope on the Sleepy Eye lake trail at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, starting in Allison Park.

This event is free and open to the public. “Come walk with us as we raise awareness of mental health and the prevention of suicide in our community,” said Thea Spillane, Brown County Yellow Ribbon Executive Director. “We walk to remember those lost, support those who have survived, and save those that we can. We can make a difference, one life at a time.”

There will be a balloon release and a light lunch served after the walk.

For more information, e-mail questions to: browncoyellowribbon@gmail.com.

The Brown County Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program uses the Be-A-Link and Ask-4-Help programs to prevent suicide in the community. The Yellow Ribbon Program was developed by Dale and Dar Emme of Colorado when they lost their son Mike to suicide. Through scientific research, community involvement, and dedicated volunteers, Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is a global program.