Gunnison Campus Walk

Join us on April 30, 2017

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Event Details

Walk Date: 04/30/2017
Walk Location: Gunnison High School - Gunnison
Check-in/Registration Time: 04/30/2017 at 11:00 am
Walk Begins: 12:30 pm
Walk Ends: 3:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Chris Peterson 
Contact Phone: 970-209-4188 
Contact Email:

Welcome to the Gunnison
Out of the Darkness Campus Walk
Sunday, April 30, 2017


Registration: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Silent Auction: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Opening Remarks & Group Photos:    12:30 pm
Walk Begins:  1:00pm


The walk begins at Gunnison High School, heading up 11th Street to Gunnison Community School, around the Van Tuyl Trail, and back down 8th street to Gunnison High School.  


Download the 2017 Gunnison Out of the Darkness Campus Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET Sponsorships are 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 2017 Gunnison Out of the Darkness Campus 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 04/30/2017 and receive a 2017 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.


Silent Auction

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to check out everything in our Silent Auction!

This year’s Silent Auction will include:


Education Table

Remember those that we have lost by adding a thought or memory to the Memory Tree, made for us by student in the Gunnison High School Shop classes!

Our resource table offers information on how you can help with AFSP’s goal to reduce suicide by 20% by 2025! You can also ask about short presentations (Talk Saves Lives, including Firearms and Suicide Prevention) that we can bring to your business or organization! We will also have a registration sign-up sheet for the upcoming 2 day Mental Health First Aid Training that the 2016 Gunnison Out of the Darkness Campus Walk and the AFSP CO Chapter helped to make possible!

Honor Beads

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 June 30th.

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

Center for Mental Health
City of Gunnison
Clarke Agency Real Estate
Gunnison High School
Gunnison Savings & Loan
Gunnison Valley Health
Gunnison Valley Masonic Lodge #39
Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority
Heights Performance
Schumacher & O'Loughlin LLC
Snapbeck Photography
The Paper Clip
Waste Management of Colorado
Western State Colorado University

Quick Stats

$10,127.00 Raised
109 Participants

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