Upcoming Winter Events
Snowman Building Contest
Enter the 2021 LIVE Snowman Building contest for a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card. Find the Official Rules here, then simply go outside, build a snowman and email a picture of your snowman to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1st.
Silent Snow Sports for Suicide Prevention
Join us the week of February 7th by participating in any silent (non-motorized) outdoor, winter activity. Silent Snow Sports for Suicide Prevention will bring an overall awareness to suicide and mental health concerns and it will have a positive effect on the physical and mental health of participants. The event encourages people to get outside and participate in aerobic activities, such as skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, snow biking or hiking during our long winter. All proceeds will benefit West End Suicide Prevention (WESP) and the LIVE Campaign. Register online at runsignup.com/Race/MI/Ishpeming/WESP.
The LIVE Campaign
To love yourself means to accept who you are because there is only one you. You have a unique set of abilities that only you possess. To love yourself also means to take care of your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
To include others means to understand that we are all different and that is a good thing. Everyone has their own individual talents and by working together we can make our communities a place everyone feels accepted.
To value life means to believe you have a purpose that only you can fill. Part of this purpose is to help both yourself and others. To value life also means to help others find their significance.
To engage the community means to come together to make a positive difference in the lives of others. We make a difference by having open conversations to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. To engage also means to connect with others.
How To Get involved
UPHS - EMS Services
UPHS - Pediatrics
West End Fire and EMS Departments
Ishpeming Police Department
Community Foundation of Marquette County
TruNorth Federal Credit Union
Rotary Club of Ishpeming
Auto Value of West Ishpeming
Kiwanis Club of Ishpeming
United Steel Workers Union No. 4950
Ishpeming Lions Club
Snyders Drug Stores
U.P. Home Health and Hospice
Pioneer Kiwanis Club of Greater Ishpeming
Bethel Lutheran Church Women
Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance
Marquette County Steelworkers Coalition