Salt Lake City Walk

Join us on September 16, 2017

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/16/2017
Walk Location: Liberty Park - Salt Lake City, UT
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/16/2017 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Taryn Aiken 
Contact Phone: 801-836-0958 
Contact Email: tarynaiken@gmail.com

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 Salt Lake City
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
 Saturday, September 16, 2017

 

SCHEDULE

 
Registration: 9:00am - 11:00am
Opening Ceremony:    11:00am
Walk Begins:  11:00am
Closing Ceremony: 12:30pm

WALK ROUTE

Walk route is around Liberty Park. The walk begins at the north end of the park located at 9th South and 6th East.

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Salt Lake 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!

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Salt Lake 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 09/16/2017 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. 

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 FAIR

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 9am. 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

There will be face painting for the kids. We also have several food trucks who will be onsite for food.

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

We will have a memory table area so you can bring a photo of your loved one to display during the walk. Please remember to pick it up before you leave.  We also have a HOPE area for you to share a message of hope for someone who may be struggling. 

         

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

 

SILENT AUCTION

We have a silent auction at our event.  Credit cards, cash or check will be accepted as form of payment as the auction closes.  You must be present to get the item you bid on.


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

$43,808.00 Raised
668 Participants

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