San Diego Walk

Join us on October 18, 2014

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Event Details
Where Embarcadero Marina Pk N/Seaport Village
San Diego, California
Starts 10/18/2014 @ 10:00 am
Ends 12:30 pm
Check-in Time 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff 10/17/2014 3:00 pm
Donation Cutoff 01/01/2015 12:00 am
Contact San Diego Walk Planning Committee
Phone 855-869-2377
E-mail Address sandiego@afsp.org

Join us for the 2014 San Diego Walk to Prevent Suicide!

Presenting Sponsors:

Dallas Pugh Foundation & Pala Band of Mission Indians

 

 Walker Check-In: 8:30 - 10:00am

Resource Fair & Survivor Activities Start: 8:30am

Opening Ceremony: 10:00am

Walk Begins Around: 10:45am

Dove Release: 12:00pm

(or when the Walk route closes)

 

BECOME A SPONSOR:

This is your invitation to join us in the fight to prevent suicide and save lives! Our generous local sponsors help make the annual San Diego Out of the Darkness Community Walk possible. Sponsoring this event is a great way for local businesses to support their communities and to be more visible. Download the WALK SPONSORSHIP PROPOSAL and confirm your level of support by September 12th for t-shirt placement.

REGISTER FOR THE RESOURCE FAIR:

Would your non-profit organization like to host an information table at the San Diego Out of the Darkness Community Walk? Participating in the Walk Resource Fair is a great way to reach thousands of local community members. Download the WALK RESOURCE FAIR EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION and register by October 1st.

SPREAD THE WORD: UPDATED!

Download the San Diego Out of the Darkness Community WALK FLYER to send to family and friends and display in your community. Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN to movement to save lives!

JOIN THE WALK COMMITTEE:

The San Diego Out of the Darkness Community Walk is planned and put on by volunteers each year. If you would like to be a part of the Volunteer Walk Committee and help use your skills and passion to make this event even better, email us at sandiego@afsp.org. We need volunteers to help with snacks and food, sponsorships, planning, logistics, raffle prizes, and more!

DEDICATE A SIGN IN MEMORY OF A LOVED ONE:

These signs will be placed along the Walk 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 $50 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. Download the WALK DEDICATION SIGN ORDER FORM and return by October 1st.

TEAM INCENTIVE:

- The team that fundraises the most online by October 17th (the day before the Walk) will carry the event banner and lead the Walk route!

EARN A FREE WATER BOTTLE:

This year we are GOING GREEN and will have water re-fill stations along the Walk route (no plastic water bottles). Bring your own container or raise $50 by October 18th (the day of the Walk) and receive a FREE AFSP collaspible and foldable reusable water bottle!

WANT A FREE T-SHIRT?

Raise $150 by October 18th (the day of the Walk) and receive a FREE 2014 Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt! Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you can turn in cash and check donations at the Walk.

LOCATION + WALK ROUTE:

CHECK OUT the Walk event location at the beautiful Embarcadero Marina Park North, on the waterfront behind Seaport Village.

Details on NEW Walk route coming soon!

PAWS FOR PREVENTION:

Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the Walk! Your four-legged friend can register for FREE at the Paws for Prevention Tent.

We will also have AFSP Doggie Bandanas in small and large sizes!

COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

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Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the Walk Resource Fair!

Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 8:30am. This is your opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to making a difference in the community.

REMEMBRANCE TENT:

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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 our 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. 

SURVIVOR ACTIVITIES:

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:

Supporting the LGBT Community - RAINBOW

Supporting a Loved One Affected by Mental Illness - LIGHT BLUE

Supporting Our Veterans, Armed Forces, and Their Families – STARS

 

*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the Walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the event during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

 

Spread The Word

Quick Stats

$34,194.37 Raised
753 Participants

Sponsored By

Care 1st Health Plan
Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc
Dallas Pugh Foundation
Liberty Mutual Business Insurance
Newbreak Church
OptumHealth
Pala Band of Mission Indians
STTI Zeta Mu
If you are in crisis, call
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline