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April 2018

Wag n’ Walk

April 21, 2018 @ 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Lowe Park, 4500 10th St
Marion, IA 52302 United States
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$25

Join us for the Wag n' Walk for the Green Bandana Project! Suicide is the second leading killer of young adults aged 15-24. The Green Bandana Project aims to reduce this trend by connecting at risk students with peer allies who are trained in suicide prevention. Bring your dog or come on your own for a fun filled walk! There will be silent auction baskets, food, games, vendors, and suicide prevention guest speakers. All money raised from registration and donations…

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Suicide: The Ripple Effect Film Showing at Westdale

April 25, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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AMC Classic Westdale 12, 2435 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$10

The HOPEwalk is pleased to be hosting two screenings of a new inspirational documentary Suicide:The Ripple Effect. Suicide:The Ripple Effect chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery and stay alive, and he has become a prominent international suicide prevention speaker and advocate. The film also features some of…

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May 2018

Film Screening and Group Discussion for Helping Professionals

May 9, 2018 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Free

This free first-of-the-series event is open to helping professionals including family support workers, social workers, youth service workers and mental health providers. Please register at KTSWendy@gmail.com. Guests are welcome to bring lunch. RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

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Playwrights Say #Neveragain to School Shootings

May 10, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Free

RHCR THEATRE has teamed up with Code Red Playwrights: #ENOUGH, Moms Demand Action, Foundation 2, and the Cedar Rapids Public Library to present a staged reading of contemporary plays from playwrights across the country that are written in response to school shootings. This staged reading will take place on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30pm at the Whipple Auditorium (downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library). ***Admission is free, with suggested donations benefiting Everytown for Gun Safety.*** In the wake of our nation’s…

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July 2018

Foundation 2 at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers’ Market

July 21, 2018 @ 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Free

Foundation 2 staff and volunteers will be sharing information about our services with the community at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 21st. The market opens at 7:30 AM and runs through noon. Our booth will be located outside of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art on 5th Street SE between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how Foundation 2 supports people in crisis. We will also encourage attendees to…

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September 2018

Semicolon Tattoos for Foundation 2

September 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Insidious Ink Tattoos, 330 East Blairs Ferry Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233 United States
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$50

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. To bring awareness to suicide prevention and to raise funds for suicide prevention efforts at Foundation 2, Insidious Ink Tattoos is offering special semicolon tattoos on both Sunday, September 9th and Monday, September 10th from 9 AM to 8 PM. The semicolon tattoo represents mental health struggles and the importance of suicide prevention. The shop minimum is $50 for each tattoo, and Insidious Ink staff…

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QPR Training

September 17, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Human Services Campus, 2nd Floor, 317 7th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Free

On Sept 17th at 12:00 in the Rex Eno Conference Room of the Human Services Campus, the Linn County Coalition for Safe and Healthy Communities is hosting a QPR training open to the public. Drew Martel, Foundation 2 Mobile Crisis Outreach Manager, will teach participants the warning signs of suicide, how to help someone with thoughts of suicide, and will provide information about community resources to assist someone in crisis. This is a one-hour training that is suitable for anyone…

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Lunch & Learn with Kevin Hines

September 28, 2018 @ 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Kirkwood Community College: Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233 United States
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Free

At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery and stay alive. He has become a prominent international suicide prevention speaker and advocate. Lunch will be provided.

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Fifth Annual HOPEwalk

September 29, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cherry Hill Pavilion Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States + Google Map
Free

Registration for the fifth annual HOPEwalk is now open! Please join us on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Registration is available as a team or as an individual by clicking the register button above. Please note that HOPEwalk is accepting donation now, but they won’t be showing up on the thermometer until the week of August 20. DETAILS ABOUT THE CEDAR RAPIDS HOPEWALK The HOPEwalk is a local community based walk to remember loved ones lost to suicide, support survivors, raise…

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February 2019

Suicide Prevention Lunch and Learn

February 19, 2019 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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Free

  2-11-19 Update: Mother Nature has offered many challenges during this winter season, and today is no exception!  Recently Mount Mercy staff alerted us that there is a very high chance that the campus will be closed tomorrow due to an anticipated snow storm.  In order to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the Suicide Prevention Lunch and Learn, we have rescheduled this event to Tuesday, February 19th from 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM. If you have already registered, your…

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