Wings of Hope 4 mile walk

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From the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier:

2019 marks the 5th year that organizers Sue Wheeler and Jody Pangburn have put together the Wings of Hope 4 Mile Walk at Dorchester Park.

Proceeds from this event benefit MHAST and have helped to offset the cost of Mental Health First Aid Training and much of our other programming.

In recognition of National Suicide Awareness Month, event coordinators Jody Pangburn and Susan Wheeler have organized the fifth annual Wings of Hope Walk at Dorchester Park, 5469 NY-26, Whitney Point, NY, on Saturday, September 7.

On-site registration begins at 9:00 AM at the South Pavilion in the park and the walk will begin at 10:00 followed by a release of butterflies. 

A highlight of this event is the Remembrance Garden where walkers can make and place painted rocks honoring the memory of loved ones.

There is also a candle and shrine area to remember those who have passed. Along with plentiful refreshments, walkers can also enjoy speakers, music, and raffles.

Several area agencies will be offering information on services available in our community. Mascots from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the Binghamton Devils will be in attendance.

Online registration is available now at for a suggested donation of $25 for adults, $15 for students, and $10 for children 12 and under.

Proceeds will benefit the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier.

  • September 10 – BC SAFE and MHAST are hosting the annual World Suicide Prevention Day Breakfast
  • September 11 & 12 – Mental Health First Aid training at MHAST, 4:00 – 8:00 each day (must attend both days to receive certification). In recognition of National Suicide Awareness Month we are offering this training at a reduced cost ($25 vs. normal $90) thanks to funds from Wings of Hope, Rock Against Suicide and the Binghamton Pond Festival. Registration and info at
  • September 19 – 17th Annual Men Who Cook amateur chef competition and public tasting. Tickets and info at
  • September 24 – KW Fitness is hosting a charity night to benefit MHAST

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