Macomb/McDonough County Walk

Join us on September 23, 2017

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/23/2017
Walk Location: Glenwood Park - Stone Shelter - Macomb, IL
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/23/2017 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 11:30 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Susan Denecke 
Contact Phone: 309-255-9576 
Contact Email: susandenecke1@frontier.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 Macomb/McDonough
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Saturday, September 23, 2017

 

SCHEDULE

 
Registration: 9:00am - 10:00am
Opening Ceremony:    10:00am
Walk Begins:  10:00am

WALK ROUTE

Participants are invited to bring a photograph or collage of a loved one lost to suicide to share with our Memory Displays.

The Walk will proceed around the park and some areas may be difficult for people with limited mobility. All are welcome and encouraged to participate as they are able.

Parking will be available in the front lot of the Macomb Country Club. 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Macomb/McDonough 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 09/23/2017 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. 

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

 

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

$1,970.00 Raised
35 Participants

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Special thanks to our national Out of the Darkness Walks sponsor