The 11th annual San Francisco Out of the Darkness Community Walk will take place on 9/21/14 in a new location and the Greater SF Bay Area Chapter is thrilled to be bringing the event to a more central and much more visible downtown location.
NOTE: We have special parking arrangements made with the lot adjacent to the park and instructions for parking can be found in the link above.
ALL Participants should check in in the Registration Area on Channel Street in front of the park.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE for others to join us this weekend. They can Register for the event, join your team, and walk with us this Sunday -- Registration will be available at the walk on Sunday as well!
Donations can be accepted at the walk - and even post-event until 12/31.
Bring your photos for the Photo Wall!
You are welcome to make and bring signs to carry during the walk - we will be MUCH more visible on this year's route.
Team T-Shirts, emblems, badges, and more are a great way for your team to be visible together.
We're looking forward to a great event and being together once more for the 11th Annual SF Out of the Darkness Walk!
Top Team Challenge
Congratulations once again to Team Jake Millertime for their particpation as our Top Fundraising Team in 2013!
They'll receive the VIP Area and breakfast at this years' walk!
The Top Team on the day prior to the walk (9/20/14) will carry the walk banner and lead the walk and will be eligible for the VIP treatment in 2015!
Walk Details & Activities:
The 2014 Community Walk will have all of our Remembrance Activities and program details as well as new additions and a new route!
Our New Route:
Our new walk route will be approximately 3 miles over level and mostly paved surfaces that is very accesible to all of our walkers. We will begin and end at Mission Creek Park and will walk along the Embarcadero and the scenic waterfront. If you would like to walk only part of the walk route, you will be able to turn back at any point, and we will have event volunteers along the way to help with questions.
We will be taking submissions for our Remembrance Video that grows each year. If you would like to include a photo and text of your loved one or words of encouragement, please email us with your photo and/orquestions.
We'll also have our Photo Display Wall near the Remembrance Video Tent as well and all participants are welcome to bring a photo of their loved ones to place on this display. Note: please bring copies of your photo that are not originals in case of accidental damage.
Honor Beads will be available to all participants and you are welcome and encouraged to take beads to wear on the day of the walk. If you would like to know more about the Honor Beads, click here to find out what they signify.
Lifekeeper Memory Quilts will be on display as well, and you can contact us to be a part of the quilt project here in the Bay Area.
Volunteer With Us on Walk Day:
Volunteer with us on Walk Day and help us make the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Community Walk a success. Our walk is planned and managed by Volunteers just like you, and we would love to have your help on the day of the walk.
We'll have volunteers helping with everything from Event Set Up & Breakdown to Food and Beverage Stations, the Honor Bead Tent, Route Support, Prize Giveaways, and much more!
Email us if you are interested in helping with the walk or if you have any questions about Volunteering with us.
Our generous local sponsors help make our Bay Area Out of the Darkness Walks possible. Sponsoring a walk is a great way for local businesses to support their communities and to be more visible.
If you know a business owner or local company that might want to sponsor one of the Bay Area walks, email us, or send them the sponsor packet.
2014 Bay Area Lifesavers Club:
These individuals are members of the 2014 Bay Area Lifesavers Club, and have each contributed enormous amounts of time and resources in raising more than $1,000 individually for the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Walk.
Derek Chowning, Team VSA
Raquel Fatilua, Team William "Viller" Fatilua
Justin Hickey, Team VSA
Juantita Keahi, Team Jovanna Blanco
Brian Kent, Team VSA
Amy Micheletti, Team Jake Millertime
Mary Jeanne & Eric Miller, Team Jake Millertime
Dena Narbaitz, Team MAN
Map and Driving Directions:
This year's San Francisco Out of the Darkness Community Walk will be held at Mission Creek Park in San Francisco! We are looking forward to bringing the event to a more central location with better access from public transportation - and a much more visible walk route!
For driving directions and to view the above map in your browser CLICK HERE.
*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 walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.