Walk Date: 10/07/2017
Walk Location: Long Branch Park (Westshore Trail) - Liverpool, NY
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/07/2017 at 10:30 am
Walk Begins: 12:00 pm
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Debra Graham
Contact Phone: 315-664-0346
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Syracuse/Liverpool
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
The walk will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.
|Registration:||10:30am - 12:00pm|
|Lunch for Sale:||12:30pm - 2:00pm|
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Registration and activities will take place at Long Branch Park. The walk will kick off at noon from Long Branch Park to the West Shore Trail. The trail is 2 miles down and 2 miles back. Walk as long or as little as you like.
Directions to Long Branch Park
Download the Syracuse/Liverpool SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250.00 - lowest sponsor level, 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. See attached sponsorship packet.
Download the Syracuse/Liverpool 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
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 $150 by 10/07/2017 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.
- Walk teams that raise $1000 or more online by September 1st will have their team name added to the 2017 Syracuse/Liverpool Walk t-shirt! Check out these fundraising tips + tools to get your team started: http://goo.gl/CWBonQ
- The team that fundraises the most online by October 6th (the Friday before the event) will carry the AFSP banner and lead the walk route!
Need a Team Fundraising Idea, click here.
Volunteer with us and help make this year's event a success. Our walk is planned and managed by volunteers just like YOU and we would love to have your help. Volunteers assist with everything from set-up and breakdown to food and beverage stations, to route support, prize giveaways, and much more!
Contact us if you are interested in volunteering.
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. Offline Donation Form & Itemized Donation Form
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND - with a $10 donation, you will receive a raffle ticket for a doggie gift basket.
Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.
Information tables hosted by local non-profit organizations will open at 10:00 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.
Visit the face painting booth!
Home Depot Children’s Wooden Crafts
Visit the AFSP store for all your #BETHEVOICE MERCHANDISE!!
Dove Release at 11:50am
If you are a survivor of suicide loss, we encourage you to bring a non-returnable photo of your loved one to the event to add to our Remembrance Board. AFSP's Remembrance Board is an opportunity for walkers to share special photos and written memories of their loved one with others. We will have a moment of silence in reflection just before the walk kicks off.
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.