*Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk! Please know that walk donations are accepted until December 31st 2013.
5pm: Registration – go inside shelter #6 in Lower City Park
· Register and turn in donations
· Pick up your t-shirt if you raised a minimum of $150
· Write the name of the person you are walking for on the “In memory of” form
Music – Jordan Bergren will be entertaining us
Luminaries – Decorate a luminary bag that will be displayed along the walk route
Memory Board – Bring a photo of someone you are walking in memory of to display on the memory board or write a message or poem to post on the board
Team Pictures – Gather your team together to get a digital photo of your team. You can receive the photo by email following the event. Pictures will also be posted on the Iowa City Out of the Darkness Facebook Page
Honor Beads – Different colored beads will be available for people to wear that signifies their reason for walking
Reading Names – Walk participants can submit names of people who have died by suicide that will be remembered with their names being read aloud during the opening ceremony followed by a moment of silence
Speaker – Haley Lynch, she and her son survived the loss of her fiancé to suicide
6pm – Walk Begins: Follow the Out of the Darkness Walk signs to direct you along the route
After the walk
Join us for snacks, view the memory board, talk to and support others who have lost friends or loved ones to suicide, and know that you made a difference!
The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in hundreds of communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.
To register for this event click the Register Now! button to get started! Once you have registered you will have your own personal fundraising page to help you with your fundraising efforts as well as watch your progress!