Waco Walk

Join us on September 30, 2017

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/30/2017
Walk Location: Brazos Park East - Waco, TX
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/30/2017 at 6:00 pm
Walk Begins: 7:15 pm
Walk Ends: 9:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jennifer Warnick 
Contact Phone: 512-661-9335 
Contact Email: jenniferwafsp@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 Waco
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
 Saturday, September 30, 2017


Registration: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Opening Ceremony:    7:15pm - 7:30pm
Walk Begins:  7:30pm
Closing Ceremony: 9:00pm - 9:30pm


Raise $150 by 09/30/2017 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. 

Want to have your name or team name on this year's t-shirts? YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
If you individually raise $300 by SEPTEMBER 7th, your name will be on this year's shirts!
If your team raises $500 by SEPTEMBER 7th, your team name will be on this year's shirts!


We have a NEW ROUTE this year.  The route will be approximately 2.75 miles long following the Brazos Park East sidewalk system located inside and outside of the park.


Download the Waco Walk 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!


Download the Waco 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!



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.


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 6:00 pm. 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.


We will have fabulous face painting and bounce houses!


We will have a memory wall for you to temporarily place pictures or posters of your loved ones.  **NEW:  Please bring a pre-decorated luminary in memory of your loved one or to signify why you are participating if you’d like.  This item will be displayed during the event and will need to be dropped off at the memory wall upon arrival or after registering.


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

$28,406.00 Raised
1,232 Participants

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Special thanks to our national Out of the Darkness Walks sponsor