Atlanta Walk

Join us on November 5, 2017

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Event Details

Walk Date: 11/05/2017
Walk Location: Piedmont Park, Picnic Shelters & Bandstand Area - Atlanta, GA
Check-in/Registration Time: 11/05/2017 at 12:15 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 3:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Chris Owens 
Contact Phone: 770-843-3836 
Contact Email: cowens@afsp.org

 

Welcome to the Atlanta
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Sunday, November 05, 2017

SCHEDULE

 
Registration: 12:15pm until 1:45pm
Opening Ceremony & Dove Release:    1:45pm
Walk Begins:  2:00pm
Closing: 3:00pm

LOGISTICS & WALK ROUTE

Join us in the Picnic Area in Piedmont Park for the 14th Annual Atlanta Out of the Darkness Community Walk taking place on Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 pm. There is no entry fee and no minimum donation but all we do in Georgia comes from funds raised right here. 

The walk is 1.68 miles (paved park loop is walked once).  A park map and parking information is available here: https://www.piedmontpark.org/maps/. Search Picnic Shelters & Bandstand and consider printing and bringing with you. Take MARTA (http://www.itsmarta.com/).  Parking options include the SAGE Parking Facility (https://www.piedmontpark.org/directions/) or other parking nearby (https://goo.gl/maps/zac7kBGiKF92).   Consider reserving a parking space in advance using Spot Hero and this link:  https://spothero.com/atlanta/piedmont-park-parking?sha_affiliate=DARKATL.  Not only will you get to reserve your space, you’ll also get parking at a discount and a portion of proceeds come back to our walk.  Allow ample time to get from parking or MARTA to the start of our walk and consider making a day of it and packing a picnic lunch or getting lunch at one of our food trucks.  Friendly leashed dogs and children in strollers welcome. The walk is RAIN OR SHINE.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Atlanta 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. (Do not use the Facebook Donate button – this will not link to your walk page – use the direct link to your page).  Follow our Facebook event page: https://goo.gl/ZuQkUY

 

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!  Tag us at @afsp_ga!

 

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 11/05/2017 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.

AFSP MARKETPLACE, RESOURCE FAIR, & FOOD TRUCKS

We will be selling Be The Voice merchandise and more.  Cash, check (made out to AFSP), and credit card accepted.

Meatballerz, Brusters, and Nathan’s food trucks will be at our walk and all donate a portion of proceeds to us!

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Bring a wallet-sized picture!

Bring a wallet-sized copy of a picture of your loved one that can be affixed to our healing and hope wall.  We will have you post messages of healing and hope. A special activity for teens (and those young at heart) will be to write messages on their hands and display these on social media. (see photo of hands).

As always, we will have our signature Beads of Honor and are planning some children’s activities.

The top 10 individual fundraisers at our walk will have the chance to release a dove before the walk.  Those who qualify are notified with instructions after registration closes at noon Friday, November 3rd.  We use Georgia Doves for the dove release and these doves are homing pigeons once released, they fly to their home in Woodstock unharmed.  Note that this activity has been moved from the end of the walk as it was done in the past to the beginning of the walk.

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.

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

$280,440.56 Raised
2,521 Participants

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