10th Annual Remembrance Walk
2009-2013 Event Host: Matt Stewart
Fox4 News Reporter
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September 8th, 2013
Loose Park - 51st & Wornall
Kansas City, Missouri
Walk Starts: 9:00am
For More Information, contact Bonnie Swade at (913) 681-3050 or by email at
Annual Remembrance Walk Question and Answers
For those who have lost someone
to a traumatic death. Suicide,
Homicide, Fire, Accident...
All proceeds donated go for suicide
awareness, education, prevention, and
*** SECURE ONLINE REGISTRATION
Opens July 2013 ***
Our online registration is secure
and processed by Kansas City Sports
Commission. If you need help or have
any questions, feel free to contact us
To register for the 2013 Sass-Mokan Remembrance Walk please click on the link below
TIP 1 Since we do not use teams
go ahead and use the “Continue as
Guest” near the bottom
TIP 2 To save a little time on
registering more than one person,
when you get to the address fill in,
make sure you check “Use the same
address for the next registrant?”
Thanks to our 2012 Sponsors!
Please Donate to our 2013 Remembrance Walk!
Blue Valley Physical Therapy, Commcare, Cornerstone Family Wellness Center, Craig Sole Flowers, DW Newcomers, Entire Computer Solutions, In Memory of Seth-Kaplan - Webb-Kaplan Family, Friends of Psychiatry, Jeffery S. Jennings Family, Jewish Family Services, KCTV 5, Missouri Department of Mental Health, New Directions, Panera, Sexy Hair, Shawnee Mission Medical Center Behavioral Health Services, Signature Loan, Paul Silverman, Spiller Family, Swade Family, The Bash Group, The Gift Shop of Beth Torah, The Roasterie, Tri County Mental Health, Truman Medical Center, UMB Bank, Wrenn Insurance
How Can We Honor our Loved One for a Birthday, holiday, or Loss Date?
We often get asked how we can honor the memory of our son, daughter, husband, wife, niece, friend , etc., on the occasion of a holiday? At our support group meetings,
participants have shared ideas such as flowers, balloons, favorite meals, family get togethers, candle lighting and so many other unique ideas. One idea SASS-MoKan came up with is an opportunity to create a logo that reflects something unique about the person and can be placed on the t-shirts for our annual community walk.
Now, you may be thinking…"logo how does that show anything? Most of us know and have shared the stigma that surrounds suicide and it is so important not to allow that stigma and shame embarrass us about the life our loved one lived. The goal of our non profit is to educate the public about suicide, dispel the stigma that surrounds suicide, and support survivors. Through our community walk yearly, SASS is able to provide funds to area support groups to buy books, kleenex, printing items, etc. That is our only fundraiser. So, if you have attended any of our community walks, Remembrance Days, or Healing Days you have experienced, first hand, the time it takes to put on any of these venues. It doesn't just happen but it is so worthwhile to bring people together so they do not feel alone. Last year we had three families sign up for sponsorships. Each family designed or we can help design a logo that personifies the qualities of that individual. I'll use us as an example.
Our son Brett always left this one word in a letter, e-mail, or on the phone and that was the word "Peace." We so often wondered if that was what he was always seeking or if that was what he wanted for us. However, I guess it really doesn't matter but that word is now a mantra for us. On last year's walk t-shirt we had many logos from businesses who supported our endeavors we also opened up the idea of logos for families. A cost of a sponsorship is $300 and your loved ones name, date, and logo is placed on the walk shirts. I don't know how often you wear your walk shirts but in the summer it's one of the only short-sleeved shirt worn for us. Not only will you sharing that special quality about your loved one but also supporting SASS-MoKan. This is truly a grass roots organization that gives back to Kansas City. If the price seems steep, many of you walk as a team. Perhaps, getting a collection from family and friends will help ease the cost. For us, it is a way to "show" that Brett was a person who lived life, had likes, and let others know that he was ours. If this is something you may want to consider, please let us know and we can talk format and due dates.
We certainly understand and respect if this is something you may not want to do. We want you to continue joining us for our activities and be a part of supporting others. This is just another way to memorialize the life of a loved one.
Mickey and Bonnie Swade