Denver Metro Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/21/2019
Walk Location: Coors Field - Denver, CO
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Resource Fair Begins: 8:30 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:45 am
Walk Begins Approx.: 10:20 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Lori Harper 
Contact Phone: 303-819-9889 
Contact Email: afspdmwalk@gmail.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. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Denver Metro Walk

Join us for the 5th Annual Denver Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk. We encourage you to walk with over 4,000 others to support suicide prevention on the 3+ mile walk on the Coors Field Main and Upper Concourses (7 laps).  Register online prior to September 20th at noon MST, for a faster check-in on event day. 

NEW this year – upper concourse extended walk route – with great views of the city and front range.

*PLEASE NOTE: Coors Field policy is NO PETS allowed (with the exception of certified service animals) – thank you for your understanding*

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.

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

Registration and check in will be at Gate A (lower East side of the stadium) you will receive a free “Out of the Darkness” wristband - required to enter the stadium.

It is a Coors Field policy that there are no pets allowed unless they are certified service animals.

AFSP Merchandise

Make sure to stop by the AFSP Merchandise Table to purchase AFSP swag to support and raise awareness about the cause. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Buy Butterflies

Honor loved ones during the Opening Ceremonies Butterfly Release. Purchase a butterfly (CASH ONLY) on a first come, first served basis, the morning of the walk.

Resource and Exhibitor Fair

Visit the Resource Fair and Exhibitor Fair tables opening at 8:30 am:

Visit the AFSP Booth and review the latest AFSP reference materials and learn how to get involved with the AFSP Colorado Chapter.

Meet local professionals, counselors, staff & representatives from mental health and suicide prevention organizations as well as businesses that support the cause.

Help Spread the Word!

Download the Denver Metro 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! Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness


  Follow Us! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

 
  Follow Us! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
 

  Remember your LinkedIn connections!
 
 
 Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in walker central (must be logged in)

 

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 09/21/2019 and receive an official 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. 

Become a Sponsor!

Download the Denver Metro SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $300.00, 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! 

Colorado Rockies Non Profit Game

Colorado Rockies Non Profit Game - Fireworks Included!

**Get your tickets NOW to the AFSP Night at the Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers Fireworks Game** Friday, 9/27/19 @ 6:10 pm MST

A portion of each ticket sold benefits the AFSP Colorado Chapter and helps to:

Help saves lives and enjoy the game and an awesome fireworks show!

Activities of Hope and Healing

Memory Area

Mental health staff will be available near the Memory Area

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.

There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above.

Memory Tree

Honor your loved one at the Memory Tree and view the Memory Boards from previous Walks.
 
Please bring a copy of a picture of your loved one (4”x 6” or smaller) to honor them at the Memory Tree. Pictures will not be returned and may be displayed at the future walks, awareness and educational events.

Hope Notes

Visit the HOPE NOTES wall & help spread the message that it is possible to overcome suicidal thoughts and feelings and that there are many resources available to help those who are struggling to cope.  Hope Notes is near the waterfall area by the steps up to Section 201, create a "message of HOPE" for you, someone you know, or to provide strength to someone who might be struggling. Help us create a "Community of Caring" by sharing that anyone can experience suicidal thoughts but there is HELP, and there is HOPE.

Enjoy Refreshments

Food trucks will be in the Coors Field parking Lot, outside of Gate A near Check-in.   Multiple yummy options for breakfast and lunch at various times.  Vendors are donating a percentage of their proceeds to the walk.

Water and snacks & drinking fountains available during the walk.

Other Information

The Denver Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk immediately follows the opening ceremony inside the stadium on the main concourse. Opening ceremonies will be held in front of the pavilion seats, directly under the scoreboard.
 
Meet Up Area:

Find your friends, meet your team inside the stadium near Gate B.

Team & Individual Photos:

Snap a photo with AFSP props and post to your social media accounts.

Parking Information

Free parking in Lot A.  Sponsor Parking Rows 1-2, Close-in parking Rows 3-10 for $5 minimum Donation (CASH ONLY).  All remaining parking in Lot A, Rows 11+ is free and there is PLENTY – the lot is over a mile long!  Please see directions to Coors Field below: 

Lot A can be accessed from 22nd/Park Ave at Wazee.
Access from I-25 is via Park Avenue.
Access from I-70 is via Broadway/Brighton Blvd.
Click here for directions to Coors Field.
 

Walk to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide!
Walk to Honor a Loved One!
Walk to Fight Suicide!
Come WALK with us!

Click on the text below the icon to download the Denver Metro Sponsor Form, AFSP Denver Metro Walk FlyerOffline Donation Form,  and the NPOG AFSP Flyer!

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones  

                                                      

Denver Sponsorship Form         Denver Offline Donation Form           Denver Walk Flyer            Night at Coors Field Flyer     

 

Participant Map

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

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