Florida Gulf Coast Univ. Campus Walk

Join us on March 18, 2017

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Event Details

Walk Date: 03/18/2017
Walk Location: FGCU University - Fort Myers
Check-in/Registration Time: 03/18/2017 at 11:00 am
Walk Begins: 12:00 pm
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Dr. Julie Rego 
Contact Phone: 239-590-7950 
Contact Email: jrego@fgcu.edu


Welcome to the Florida Gulf Coast University Campus Walk
Saturday, March 18, 2017


11:00am – 12:00 pm
Opening Ceremony:
12:00 pm
Walk Begins: 
12:30 pm








Banner Completion – 10:30 am
There will be free food, coke products, and interactive activities beginning at 11 am.



This will be a 1.5-mile scenic walk around FGCU Campus.



Download the FGCU SPONSORSHIP PACKETWith sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, 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! 


Are you an FGCU student in need of Service Learning Hours? This is the perfect opportunity!

Volunteer Details & Sign-up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090449ABA829A6F94-volunteer/49233110


TEAM BANNER COMPETITION - Suicide Prevention Awareness

Show your support! Sign up as a team to show your creative side while making a difference in joining the walk to fight suicide. Student organizations (RSO’s, Greek Organizations, group of friends) are invited to participate in the Out of the Darkness Banner competition.

The winning team of the banner competition will receive a trophy and will have their banner displayed in the Cohen Center. The winning team will also have their team name on the Official AFSP/FGCU Out of the Darkness Campus Walk Plaque displayed in the Cohen Center.
Competition Details & Registration Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48aeae2aa7f49-banner



Walk teams that raise $500 or more online by February 17th will have their team name added to the 2017 FGCU Out of the Darkness Campus Walk t-shirt!

The team that fundraises the most online by March 17th (the Friday before the event) will carry the AFSP banner and lead the walk route!

Check out these fundraising tips + tools to get your team started: http://goo.gl/CWBonQ 


Download the FGCU 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


 Post to your Facebook page and add the Out of the Darkness Link, or direct link to your fundraising page.

 If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 to your tweets!

 Remember your LinkedIn connections!

  Share your photos!

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


Raise $100 by March 18th and receive a 2017 Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!



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 Campus 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


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 11:00 am.  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.

Remembrance activities will include beads, loving memory tree, and an opportunity to make a bracelet or walk bib.

Dedicate a sign in memory of a loved one lost to suicide

These signs will be placed next to our Memory Wall as a memorial to those we have lost and as a reminder of why we fight to bring the issue of suicide out of the darkness and help those who may still be struggling.

Deadline is February 26thClick Here to find out more.


Florida Gulf Coast University was recently welcomed into the Fresh Check Day Network by the Jordan Porco Foundation!

Walk participants will get a sneak peak of the Fresh Check Day event coming in November of 2017 - a fun event with interactive booths, free food, and awesome prizes!

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 June 30th.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Campus Walks, you join the effort with 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.


Quick Stats

$10,352.14 Raised
221 Participants

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