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12th Annual Suicide Prevention Ride

August 26, 2021

Event to take place Sunday, August 29, 2021 in support of survivors and suicide prevention efforts.

Suicide Prevention Ride
Motorcyclists prepare to ride at the start of the start of the 11th Annual Suicide Prevention Ride held on August 30, 2020.

(Green Bay, Wis) – Motorcyclists are invited to join the 12th annual “Suicide Prevention Ride” on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

The cost to register for the ride is $20 per bike or $25 with two riders. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Shoots Bar, located at 3375 Side Street in Suamico. Registrants will enjoy live entertainment by Taste of the Wolf  ahead of the ride, which starts at noon.  Stops will include the Windmill in Oconto Falls and Little Creek Lodge in Little Suamico. The final stop on the ride will be Chambers Hill in Green Bay.

Community members are invited to join the festivities from 3-7 p.m. at Chambers Hill. The evening will feature 50/50 raffles and bucket raffles, as well as live music by 44 Audible after riders return around 5 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Crisis Center of Family Services so that people in crisis can continue to access the help they need when they need it. Last year, the center answered more than 21,000 crisis calls and provided more than 4,100 face-to-face crisis counseling sessions for individuals in Brown County.  Event organizers hope the ride will raise awareness of the services available to those who are struggling and reduce the stigma of talking about mental health and suicide.

“Help is just a phone call away.” says event organizer Jeanne Parrett.

Family Services encourages community members who are interested in attending the event to practice social distancing and other best practices to ensure everyone’s safety. Those who wish to support the Crisis Center, but do not feel they can participate this year, can still provide supp­­­ort by donating directly to Family Services and indicating the Crisis Center with their donation.

The Crisis Center provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to people living in Brown County. Services are available by phone, in-person, virtually, or via mobile response anywhere in Brown County. Those in need of help now can call (920) 436-8888 or walk into the center at 3150 Gershwin Drive, Green Bay.

“It takes a village to provide the support necessary for our community member’s wellness,” says Tana Koss, Vice President with Family Services. “Asking the people you love if they are suicidal and connecting them to help is an important step. The professional Crisis Counselors on our team are available to provide support 24/7.”

For more information about the event, please call (920) 883-9196. For more information about the Crisis Center, call 920-436-4360 ext. 1252.