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A Walk In Memory

Sun October 29, 2023 North Olmsted, OH 44070 US Directions


1 Mile Walk

9:15AM EDT


North Olmsted Community Park
28114 Lorain Rd
North Olmsted, OH US 44070



***In order to guarantee a “doggy bag”, please register by October 9***


One of the keystones of our work at Mending Hearts for Mason is our first annual Dog Walk Fundraiser, “A Mile in Memory.” Participants and their dogs come together to walk for a cause. This event serves as a powerful symbol of our communal commitment to understanding and support.

The annual walk not only raises crucial funds for our initiatives but also fosters a sense of community, solidarity, and hope. Each stride taken by our walkers signifies a step forward in the fight against suicide and mental health stigmatization.

A fun time for the whole family AND man’s best friend(s). Dogs should dress in their most festive Halloween costume (optional, of course).

No dog? Just come out and walk for the cause!


Start Times
Check in and registration: 8:00am

Kickoff time/Opening remarks: 9:00am
1 Mile Dog Walk start time: 9:15am

Walk end time/Costume Awards Ceremony: 10:45am

·         Biggest dog

·         Smallest dog

·         Best dog and child costumes

·         Best dog and adult costumes

·         Best in show


Rain or shine!


Pre-Registration (until Saturday, October 28 at 5:00pm)
1 Mile - $25

Walk Day Registration (cash or check only)
1 Mile - $30

***In order to guarantee a “doggy bag”, please register by October 9.


The Cause

Mending Hearts for Mason promotes education on suicide prevention and awareness. Named in honor of Mason Shemo, whose life was tragically cut short by suicide, Mending Hearts seeks to honor his memory by providing help and resources to those pursuing a career addressing the challenges of mental health.

Our mission is to end the stigma around mental health issues and suicide, provide critical resources to those in need, and foster a community of understanding and support. We are dedicated to educating society about the gravity of suicide and mental health issues, and the importance of providing accessible mental health care to vulnerable individuals.

Mending Hearts is dedicated not only to raising awareness but also to providing real solutions. We offer an annual scholarship to a student passionate about mental health issues and suicide prevention, helping them further their education and, in turn, their ability to make a difference.


What You Get
Custom event t-shirt! (Additional shirts available for purchase at the event.)

Commemorative “doggie bag”!

Post-walk refreshments!

Music, vendors, raffles, contests and prizes!

Food Truck

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