Congratulations to the teams who met our Walk Team Challenge. They recruited 10 team members before February 15th. Their team name will be printed on the back of the 2013 Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirts!
Team Alyssa, Team DMHS SADD, Team Celso Rempis, Team Ninja
Download the 2013 Coachela Valley WALK FLYER to send to family and friends and display in your community. Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!
Download the 2013 Coachella Valley Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET and SPONSORSHIP FORM. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits, including a FREE exhibitor booth in the Out of the Darkness Community Resource Fair!
This year we are offering the opportunity for walkers to dedicate a sign in memory of a loved one. These signs will be placed along the 5K route as a memorial to those we have lost and as a reminder of why we fight to bring the issue of suicide out of the darkness and help those who may still be struggling. For a $25 donation, a sign will be created in memory of your loved one and personalized with a message or quote. After the Walk is finished, you are welcome to take your sign home. CLICK HERE download the Walk Dedication Sign Order Form. The deadline to order your dedication sign is March 10th.
Raise $150 by March 16th and receive a FREE 2013 Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt! Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you can turn in donations at the Registration tents on the day of the Walk.
If you are a survivor of suicide loss, we encourage you to bring a non-returnable photo of your loved one to the Walk to add to the Remembrance Tent.
AFSP's Remembrance Tent is an opportunity for Walkers to share special photos and written memories of their loved one with others, or to simply pause for a quiet moment of reflection.
Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 9:00 am. This is your opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and to preventing suicide.
Dogs are welcome at the Walk! Bring your four-legged friend and register them at the Paws For Prevention tent. For a $10 donation you will receive an AFSP doggie bandana and a treat bag!
All four-legged walkers will also recieve a special raffle ticket for a chance to win a pet-themed prize!
Please remember to pick up your Honor Beads and "I Walk For" labels at the Walk to acknowledge your personal connection to the cause and help you to identify with others who may know just how you feel.
Other Special Recognitions:
Celebrating 25 years of suicide prevention – SILVER
Supporting a Loved One Affected by Mental Illness - LIGHT BLUE
Supporting the LGBT Community - RAINBOW
Supporting Our Veterans, Armed Forces, and Their Families – STARS
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Free activities for the kids!
Our younger Walkers, and those who are young-at-heart, can enjoy free face painting and art activities at the Walk.
Don't forget to stop by the AFSP Souvenir table at the Walk to pick up wristbands, keychains, car magnets, t-shirts, and more!