Walk Date: 11/06/2016
Walk Location: Piedmont Park, Picnic Shelters Area
Check-in/Registration Time: 11/06/2016 at 1:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 3:45 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Chris Owens
Contact Phone: 770-843-3836
Contact Email: email@example.com
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 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 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.
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Join us in the Picnic Area in Piedmont Park for the 13th Annual Atlanta Out of the Darkness Community Walk taking place on Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 pm. There is no entry fee and no minimum donation but all we do in Georgia comes from funds raised right here. Each participant who raises $150 will get our 2016 t-shirt at the walk.
Check-In/registration takes place from 12:30-2 pm. Checks made out to AFSP can be mailed to our national office ahead of time using the Offline Donation form or can be brought to the walk and turned in. Fundraising can be continued through the end of the year.
The walk is 1.68 miles (park loop is walked once). A park map and parking information is available here: http://piedmontpark.org/visit/park_map.html. We will be at #11 on this map. Take MARTA (http://www.itsmarta.com/) or park cars in the SAGE Parking Facility. Friendly leashed dogs and children in strollers welcome. Allow 15 minutes to get from parking deck or MARTA to the start of our walk and consider making a day of it and packing a picnic lunch. The walk is RAIN OR SHINE.
Prior to the walk, we will collect photos via email to show during a slideshow at the walk. Make sure to check your email for the weekly Walk Wednesday mailings where we’ll have this information.
At registration/check-in, we will give those who are doing our walk for the first time special pins then you can go to an area where our Survivor Outreach Program volunteers will offer resources and familiarize you with the walk. All participants will be able to get Beads of Honor, colored beads to designate your loss, if you struggle, if you support someone who is struggling, etc. We will also have customizable ‘Why I Walk’ pins for all.
Following the walk, we’ll have a dove release. The top 10 fundraisers will be notified via email the week before the walk about releasing a dove with instructions on where to meet, etc.
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Questions can be answered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 770-843-3836.