Anchorage Walk

Join us on May 17, 2014

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*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 June 30th 2014.

Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on May 17th for the 2014 Anchorage Out of the Darkness Community Walk!

Location: Delaney Park Strip ~ W. End
Questions: Dennis Lasley: 907-250-1890 or dennis.afspak@gmail.com
Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 9:45 a.m.
Walk Begins Around: 10:00 a.m.

No Registration Fee & No Required Fundraising Amount

WE ARE A PET FRIENDLY EVENT!

*Please be kind and pick up after your pet*

WALK LOCATION

WALK ROUTE DETAILS
The Out of the Darkness Community Walk starts out of Delaney Park Strip, west end, down N Street, to the Westchester Lagoon trail, following the trail to where it links with the Coastal trail. Following along the Coastal trail to Elderberry Park, then zigzagging through neighborhood communities on: 5th Ave, N St, 6th Ave, 8th Ave, Stolt until you come back up 9th Ave to the park. The route is roughly 3 miles and does include some hills. We start near the rose garden.

The route is not technically challenging, it does have some elevation change, however is fairly wheelchair friendly throughout the majority of its length. If you or members of your team would like to attend the walk and be a part of the day’s events but do not wish to actually walk for physical or other concerns, there will be volunteers and attendees who remain at the staging area to welcome the walkers back. .

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the 2014 Anchorage Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community. Click HERE
 

Don't forget to post to your Facebook page.  Add the Out of the Darkness link: www.outofthedarkness.org or direct link to YOUR fundraising page


T-SHIRTS



Raise $150 by May 17th and receive a 2014 Out of the Darkness Walk t- shirt! 
Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you can turn in cash and check donations at the Registration tents on the day of the Walk.

 

 

 

 


PAWS FOR PREVENTION


Dogs are welcome at the Walk! Register your four-legged friend, putting PET as their last name and for a $10 donation you will receive a FREE AFSP Pooch Bandana!

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the Community Resources area!

Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 8:30 a.m. 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 suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.

 

SURVIVOR ACTIVITIES

 

Please remember to pick up your Honor Beads to acknowledge your personal connection to the cause and help you to identify with others who may know just how you feel.

MEMORIAL GARDEN


If you are a survivor of suicide loss, we encourage you to bring no larger than an 8”x 10” photo of your loved one to the Walk to add to our Memorial Garden

 

 

 

Spread The Word

Quick Stats

$18,210.00 Raised
110 Participants

Sponsored By

Acent
First National Bank of Alaska
GCI Communication Corp.
Mat-Su Health Foundation
Providence Behavioral Health
Shell Oil Company
If you are in crisis, call
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline