Treasure Valley Area Walk

Join us on September 30, 2017

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/30/2017
Walk Location: Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N Records Ave- Meridian, ID 83646
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/30/2017 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Treasure Valley Walk Committee 
Contact Phone: 208-421-6685 
Contact Email:

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 Treasure Valley
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
 Saturday, September 30, 2017



Registration: 9:00am - 10:00am
Opening Ceremony:    10:00am
Walk Begins:  10:15am
Closing Ceremony: Approx. noon
Concert: Noon


Our approximate 3 mile route begins and ends in Kleiner Park at the Bandshell, with part of the path circling The Village at Meridian shopping center. We will walk as a group through the designated pathways in the park and on city sidewalks outside of the park. After making a loop through the park, we will cross Records Avenue at the crosswalk north of the roundabout, head north on Records, west on East River Valley, south on Eagle, east on Fairview, and north on Records to cross at the crosswalk and re-enter the park. 


Download the Treasure Valley 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 Treasure Valley 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

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If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 to your tweets!


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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 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. 



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


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.




Memory Garden

Bring photos of your loved one to plant in our Memory Garden. We will have markers and tape to help decorate. Please leave the poster holders with us at the end of the day – you may take your photos home with you or leave them with us.

Sand Jar

Add sand to the jar representing your connection to the cause, and help us create a brilliant work of art.

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



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After the walk, stick around for a concert!
Live, family-friendly classic hits from "The English Muffins" rock & roll cover band. Hear everything from Elvis, The Beatles, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Led Zepplin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and so much more.

The Muffins are:

Doug Taylor – Guitars. Doug has played in the Boise music scene in various bands for 25 years. He is a current member of disco cover band $oul Purpo$e and original rock-glam band, Mantooth.

Bob Davis – Bass. Bob has been a prominent member of the local music scene for many years. He is currently in the original glam rock band Mantooth.

Mike Tippery – Drums. Mike is an accomplished drummer and guitarist. Mike is also a member of the local band Starla and The Night Owls, in which he plays guitar.

Scott Taylor – Vocals. Scott has also performed with Chubby Lizard and Starla and The Night Owls.


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!


Sponsored By

10 Thousand Percent Co
Clear Mind Center Of Idaho
Douglas Zimmerman
Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho
Golden Wheel Drive In
Injury Care EMS
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
Optum - ID
Outpost Church
Susan Polk Insurance Agency Inc
The Mecca Gym
The Village of Meridian
T-Mobile Meridian

Quick Stats

$63,058.08 Raised
1,821 Participants

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Special thanks to our national Out of the Darkness Walks sponsor