Columbia-Greene Walk

Join us on September 24, 2016

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/24/2016
Walk Location: Waterfront Park - Hudson
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/24/2016 at 10:00 am
Walk Program Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Pam Lent 
Contact Phone: 518-334-1021 
Contact Email:

Welcome to the Columbia-Greene Out of the Darkness Walk
Saturday, September 24th

Difficulty registering, have questions or need help with fundraising ideas? Contact Laura at 518-791-1544 or


Registration: 10:00am
Opening Ceremony: 11:00am
Walk Begins:  11:30am





The walk will take place at Waterfront Park.  Take Warren Street to the end.  Take a left onto Front Street.  The entrance to the park will be on the right (Broad Street) just past the train station. 


The walk will start at the park taking Front Street to a right onto Warren Street to the top and back again to Front Street, ending back in the park.


Download the Columbia-Greene SPONSORSHIP PACKETWith sponsorship opportunities starting at only $150, 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! 


Download the Columbia-Greene 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!

Connect to our Facebook event page for up to date event and program information. Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness 

Connect to our Facebook event page for up to date event and program information.


Raise $150 by 09/24/2016 and receive a 2016 Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk.


Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area. Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 10:00am.  This will be an 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. Know an organization that may want a resource table at the event?  Download our resource table form here.


Memory Board

Dove Balloon Release

Lifekeeper Memory Quilts

Honor Beads:
Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience

Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.


Sponsored By

Columbia Memorial Hospital
Copake Lake Realty Corp
Edward Jones Investments
Furniture Plus
Hudson River Bank & Trust, Co.
Porsche of Clifton Park
Sawyer Chevrolet Inc
The Bank Of Greene County Charitable Foundation
Williams Lumber and Home Centers

Quick Stats

$11,339.00 Raised
347 Participants

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