Published on September 08, 2017

TEARS to Host Walk for Suicide Prevention on September 10

Grand Forks, N.D. – TEARS (Together We Educate About the Realities of Suicide) Suicide Prevention Project will host its seventh annual TEARS Walk for Suicide Prevention on Sunday, September 10, from 1 – 4 p.m. at Lincoln Park. The walk raises funds to bring suicide prevention resources to Grand Forks and its surrounding region. The event also provides a forum for family and friends to remember loved ones who have died by suicide. 

Every fifteen minutes, someone ends their own life. Suicide affects families, friends and neighbors. More importantly, suicide is 100 percent preventable. By bringing suicide prevention awareness to light, help and support can be given for those who have considered suicide, as well as their loved ones. 

To register, donate or pledge, visit or call 701.780.3451. One hundred percent of the proceeds stay in the community and region.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $524 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.