Bedford Hike for Hope - 2023

Join us on April 23, 2023



Welcome to the Bedford Hike for Hope

Falling Creek Park
Bedford, VA

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The Bedford Hike for Hope provides an opportunity to enjoy our natural surroundings and acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.  We hope you will join us in the beautiful setting of Falling Creek Park for this hope-filled event.

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Event Details

Event Details

Date: 04/23/2023
Location: Falling Creek Park (1257 County Farm Rd), Bedford, VA 
Registration: 9:00 am
Event Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Trish Cerulli 
Contact Phone: 804-382-0396 
Contact Email:




What do I need to know?

Do I have to pre-register in order to attend?

It is not required that you pre-register in order to attend the event, However, pre-registration is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.  Sign up at

Anyone over the age of 13 should register. 

What should I bring with me? 

Face Mask (if preferred, not required)
Water Bottle with Water
Your friends!

Can I turn in money at the hike?

Yes. We are encouraging everyone to donate online using their smart phone at, but we will still be accepting donations at the event. 

Can I buy swag?

You can!  We will have limited swag available for purchase at the event.  We can accept payment via credit card and Cash App.  No cash or checks, please.  If you'd like to purchase any merchandise from our full selection, you are welcome to shop online at

What happens if it rains?

Our event is rain or shine.

Can I bring my dog?

Leashed dogs are welcome at the Hike for Hope.  Please come prepared to clean up after your pet.

Are there bathrooms? 

Yes, there will be bathrooms available in the park.


Ways You Can Help

Volunteer at the Event

Event Committee and Day-of Hike volunteers are always needed and we cannot be successful without them! 

Send an email to to sign-up today! Thank you!


Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 04/23/2023 and receive the official 2023 Hike for Hope t-shirt!  

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Bedford Hike for Hope - 2023 shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Become a partner to help stop this leading cause of death.



Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official hike t-shirt!


Can I bring my dog? Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at Falling Creek Park.  Please come prepared with water and to pick up after your pet.


Can I register at the Hike? Yes!  You can register in-person at the Hike from the time check-in begins at 9:00 until the opening ceremony for the hike starts at 10:00. Hike donations are accepted until June 30th.


Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by and visit local mental health organizations in our resource table area!

Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.

Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance by signing our memorial banner.


Register by clicking the button at the top of the page


Thank you participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can save lives and bring hope.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741-741