Hagerstown Walk

Join us on September 27, 2014

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Event Details
Where City Park
Hagerstown, Maryland
Starts 09/27/2014 @ 9:30 am
Ends 12:00 pm
Check-in Time 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Registration Cutoff 09/26/2014 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff 01/01/2015 12:00 am
Contact Julie Matheny
Phone 301-992-3522
E-mail Address jules68@myactv.net

*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 2014.

Event Schedule

                Registration:              8:00 am – 9:00 am

    Opening Ceremony:            9:00 am           

    Walk Begins:           9:30 am

                   After Walk Picnic:        10:30 am – 12:00 pm

  Closing Ceremony:       12:00 pm

Raffle and Silent Auction Winners Announced:       12:00 pm (must be present to win)


Click HERE for the a detailed map of the walk route!


Download the 2014 Hagerstown 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 2014 Hagerstown Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET and SPONSORSHIP FORM. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $100, 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!

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

If you Twitter, tweet about the event

Don’t forget your LinkedIn connections!

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!


Raise $150 by September 27th 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.



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!


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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 8:00 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



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.



Throughout the morning there will be items that you can bid on to win!  Local businesses have been generous in their donations, so come see what they have offered.  Items will be posted, so check frequently for updates!



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.
If you are a survivor of suicide loss, we will have several memory activities within our Remembrance Area.  Team shirts, posters, pins, etc honoring your loved one are always welcome.


























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Quick Stats

$78,522.43 Raised
890 Participants

Sponsored By

Antietam Eye Associates
Brethren Mutual Insurance Company
Brook Lane Health Services Inc
Cumberland Valley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc
Dr. Jeffrey J. Rubino, DDS
Ewing Oil
Hagerstown Heart, P.A.
Hagerstown Honda & Kia
High Performance Cabling Corporation
Holcim (US) Inc.
IAFF Local 1605 Foundation, Inc.
Indigo Moon Amber Sun Therapeutic Massage
Mid-Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists
North Hagerstown High School SGA
Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Club of MD
Podiatry Associates of Hagerstown
Poole & Kane, PA
Reichard Electrical Construction Inc
Ted's Rent-it Center
The Medical Staff at Meritus Medical Center
The Mental Health Center of Western Maryland
The Su Surgical Group
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
United Bank
Veritas United Church of Christ
Walmart #1674
Western Maryland Solar LLC
Widow's Mite Farm
Wright Gardner Insurance
Wright-Gardner Insurance Inc.
If you are in crisis, call
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline