Omaha Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/10/2017
Walk Location: Lewis & Clark Landing - Omaha, NE
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/10/2017 at 11:00 am
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Amy Reed (info below) & Laura Gregory (402-301-3966 / lauralgregory@gmail.com) 
Contact Phone: 402-208-6866 
Contact Email: yankeefan73@cox.net

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.

    

 

Welcome to the 13th Annual Omaha
Out of the Darkness Community Walk

 

SCHEDULE

 
Registration Opens: 11:00am
Event Festivities:    11:00am-1:45pm
Open Ceremony: 1:40pm
Walk Begins: 2:00pm   
Walk Ends: 3:30pm-4:00pm

 

WALK ROUTE (Walk Map & Parking Map Included)

The Marked WALK ROUTE Begins and Ends at Lewis and Clark Landing.  To begin, we’ll head North on the Riverfront Path, around the outside of GALLUP, West up Abbott Dr, then Head South on Riverfront Drive (Crossing the street at Gallup Dr & Riverfront Drive), following the trail behind the parking lots of Lewis and Clark Landing to head west up Riverfront Drive again, turning South on 8th street, Under the I-480 Bridge, turning left into Heartland of America Park, following the signs back to Lewis and Clark Landing.

BECOME A SPONSOR!

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!!  CLICK ON THEIR LOGOS ON THE RIGHT SIDE TO BE TAKEN TO THEIR WEBSITE!! 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Omaha 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!

T-SHIRTS

Raise $150 by 09/10/2017 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. 

RAFFLES!

Through generous donations from businesses in and around the metro, we will be raffling off dozens of prizes! Buy your tickets day of walk!  Must have your ticket to receive prize! CASH ONLY AT RAFFLE TABLE!!!

Regular Raffle Tickets (Prize Packages/Prizes Valued between $50 - $75)

1 ticket for $2

6 tickets for $10

15 Tickets for $20

Categories such as Date Night, Kids, Family Fun & Many More!!!

Large Raffle Tickets (Prize Packages/Prizes Valued OVER $150)

1 Ticket for $5

Prizes include Reading by Psychic Kelli Miller, Insulated Deck Cooler, Creighton Season Basketball Tickets & More!!!

*****WE WILL ALSO BE DRAWING THE WINNER FOR THE TURF CARS GOLF CART ON WALK DAY! THERE ARE ONLY 500 TICKETS BEING SOLD! THEY MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE DAY OF WALK, SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BUYING A $10 TICKET, PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER MOFFETT VIA EMAIL:    nebraska@afsp.org  *****

PAWS FOR PREVENTION

 

Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND - with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the Paws for Prevention Tent.

RESOURCE CENTER

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 11am. 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.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Kids Activities will include Lemonade the Balloon Twister, Temporary Tattoos, Ring Toss and MORE! Family Games will be available also!  Including Jumbo Jenga, Beanbag Toss, Frisbee Toss & MORE!

TELL YOUR KIDS! New this year!  The “Change for Change Challenge”!! Collect your change and bring it over to the Kids Area on Walk Day! Volunteers will be on hand to count your change!  The kiddo with the most change in your age category wins an awesome prize!!!! Collection will end when opening ceremony begins!  START CHECKING THE COUCH CUSHIONS!!

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Remembrance Wall

This year, we will have a Remembrance Wall.  Please, bring a photo of loved ones you have lost, put it up in the Remembrance Wall, and take it back at the end of the event. We’ll have clips that will match Honor Bead colors to place the photos up on the walls.  

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.

 

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

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Quick Stats

$157,324.76 Raised
3,984 Participants

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