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A Wisconsin Recovery Celebration & Memorial Walk


We're excited for you to join us at LIGHTS  OF HOPE, A Wisconsin Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk

  • Raise awareness about addiction and the impact it has on our families and communities across the Nation

  • Celebrate recovery which demonstrates HOPE and SUCCESS to others seeking recovery

  • Support families who have been impacted by addiction and loss

  • Help others heal and embrace a meaningful and purpose-driven life in recovery and in grieving a loss


Date: Sunday, September 8th, 2024


Pierce Park

1035 W Prospect Ave

Appleton, WI 54914


  • 3:30pm: Registration, check-in and t-shirt pick up

  • 4:00pm: Walk begins

  • 5:00pm: Speakers and food


The walk route goes around and through Pierce Park. Memorial signs will be displayed along the route for all to see and reflect upon memories of loved ones. Post walk, meet at the pavilion to see the 2024 Wisconsin Memorial Quilts.


Join the free Fox Cities Lights of Hope event to listen to speakers and participate in a candlelight vigil as we celebrate recovery and remember our loved ones and those still struggling. 


Adults: $20

Children 17 & Under: $12

Fee includes t-shirt, food/drinks, Memorial Sign**

*If you do not have the ability to pay or are not interested in a t-shirt or memorial sign, we encourage you to join us anyway at the Lights of Hope at 5:15pm for no charge.

**The deadline to ensure a t-shirt and memorial sign is August 22nd

Recognition & Memorial Signs:

We will recognize those in recovery by including their name on the t-shirt, as well as those we remember who lost their lives to addiction. Additionally, loved ones lost to addiction will be recognized on Memorial Signs.


To recognize a recoveree or loved one who lost his/her life, complete the applicable fields on the registration form. Alternatively, send the following information to

  • Recoveree: First Name and Last Name

  • Loved One Lost to Addiction: First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, Date of Death, Forever Age, Photo & Brief Story/Obituary


Complete the online registration form (one form for each participant) and submit the registration fee via credit card.


If you are unable to register online or do not have access to a credit/debit card, contact us using the online submission form and a member of our team will assist with your registration.


​Last year over 200 people from all over the State of Wisconsin participated in the Walk. Several organizations generously sponsored our Walk. Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring this year's walk.

Fox Cities Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All proceeds benefit The Megan Kelley Foundation and Start Healing Now.

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