Walk Date: 02/17/2018
Walk Location: John Prince Park - Center Drive Pavilion - 4759 S Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL
Check-in/Registration Time: 02/17/2018 at 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Adriane Cantwell
Contact Phone: 561-506-5400
Contact Email: ANCantwell@outlook.com
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention continues to send our thoughts to all of Florida during this most difficult time. If you or anyone you know is in distress, please call SAMHSA’S Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Additional resources can be found HERE.
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 June 30th.
Welcome to the Palm Beach County
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Saturday, February 17, 2018
|Opening Ceremony:||9:30 am|
The Palm Beach County Out of the Darkness walk is a 5k (3.2 mile) walk coursing alongside scenic Lake Osborne that begins and ends at the Center Drive Pavilion. The paved path makes this walk stress-free and desirable for families and walkers of all ages!
Download the Palm Beach County Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With 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 Palm Beach 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!
Raise $150 by 02/17/2018 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 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 8:30 am. 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.
The top 10 fundraisers and all children are invited to join us on stage for our butterfly release during the opening ceremony on walk day!
We will have activities of hope and healing including an opportunity to honor a loved one with a memory sign.
Dedicate a sign in memory of a loved one lost to suicide. These signs will be placed along the walk as a memorial to those we have lost and as a reminder of why we fight to bring the issue of suicide out of the darkness and help those who may still be struggling.
For a $50 donation, a sign will be created in memory of your loved one and personalized with a message or quote. After the Walk is finished, you are welcome to take your sign home.
If you are interested, click here to download the order form, all forms need to be received back by Wednesday, February 7th.
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 June 30th.
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.