Registration Opens at 9:00 a.m.
Resource Fair Opens at 9:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony and Walk Begins Around 10:00 a.m.
Please join us for the 5th South Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk. We encourage you to walk with over 1,500 others to support suicide prevention on the 2.9 mile walk in Highlands Ranch.
Watch the South Metro Out of the Darkness Walk Promotional Video:
The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 miles in length and will take place in over 300 communities across the country this fall. The proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking, you will be joining with thousands of others 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 participate by walking, sponsoring or donating, you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.
This year, we are again hosting the South Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk which will take place near National Suicide Prevention Week on Saturday September 6th, 2014 at Highlands Ranch High School. Our goals are to create more awareness, honor loved ones, raise funds for research, education, and advocacy, and reach out to people with mental disorders as well as those impacted by suicide.
The 2014 South Metro, Out of the Darkness Community Walk goal is $150,000 and funds raised help to provide AFSP materials & resources through cause related events/activities and speaking/training engagements in Colorado including:
With funds raised from this year's walk, we can continue to support the initiatives above and the work of the AFSP Colorado Chapter.
Help be a lifesaver - make a difference - walk with us and donate today!
The South Metro Community Walk Committee is looking forward to seeing you, and we encourage you to meet and share with each other at the walk. Come early to check out the resource fair and the silent bid/auction areas.
South Metro Community Walk:
All participants should check in at Registration to receive a free “Out of the Darkness” wristband - (required for free Blue Bell ice cream and other snacks)
- Select and wear colored honor beads, choosing color coded Beads to signify your relationship to a lost loved one.
Visit the Memory Area:
- Customize a memory key chain - $2 suggested donation
- Honor your loved one at the Memory Tree and view the 2010/2011/2012/2013 Memory Boards.
- Visit the AFSP Booth:
- Purchase Silent Bid/Auction items:
-Visit the Resource Fair and Sponsor tables opening at 9:00 am:
The South Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk for several years has had a butterfly release during opening ceremonies to honor loved ones lost to suicide. This year, walkers will have the unique opportunity to release their own butterfly
Opening ceremonies– begins at approximately 9:45 am.
-Team photos by J-K Photography near the opening ceremonies (before and after the walk).
The Walk begins at approximately 10AM.
Walk to Raise Awareness!
Walk to Support the Cause!
Walk to Honor a Loved One!
Walk to Save Lives!
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 efforts and track your progress!
Download Directions, please click here
To view the walk route, please click here
Parking is in the southern lots of the Highlands Ranch High School
Thank you for your interest and support!
SEE YOU AT THE WALK!
(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.)
To access the 2013 South Metro Walk page click here
Offline Donation Form
South Metro Walk Flyer 8.5x11