Walk Date: 10/14/2017
Walk Location: Veteran's Memorial Park (Old Bandshell) - Bettendorf, IA
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/14/2017 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 11:00 am
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Christina Malchodi
Contact Phone: 563-210-2550
Contact Email: email@example.com
Welcome to the Eastern Iowa
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Saturday, October 14, 2017
|Registration:||9:00am - 10:00am|
The actual walk will be on Duck Creek Trail, located directly behind Veteran’s Memorial Park Band Shell. This is a 5K (3.1 miles) and we walk rain or shine.
Download the Eastern Iowa Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $150, 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!
Do you want to become a volunteer? Please contact us by visiting www.afsp.org/iowa.
Download the Eastern Iowa 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
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you walk!
Bring a photo of your loved one for our Board of Remembrance.
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.
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 9:00am. 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.
ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING
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
Please join us for a family night at Pizza Ranch, Monday October 16th, 2017 from 5:00-8:30. What a perfect time to have that conversation with your family over dinner. 10% of all proceeds will go to the Eastern Iowa Out of The Darkness Walk. Please feel free to share this flyer. Let's pack the house!!!
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 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, 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.