Walk Date: 01/14/2018
Walk Location: Nelson Wolff Stadium - San Antonio, TX
Check-in/Registration Time: 01/14/2018 at 11:30 am
Walk Begins: 1:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Dawn Gaglione
Contact Phone: 210-449-0320
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the number of South Texans directly and indirectly impacted by the recent storms and the community’s participation in recovery efforts, the walk has been rescheduled for January 14. This was a very difficult decision and our hearts go out to all who have suffered loss due to Hurricane Harvey.
We realize the rebuilding process will be a long one and we understand the community’s need to focus on relief efforts. In the meantime, please know that mental health and suicide prevention services are available. If you or anyone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255).
Suicide prevention programming will continue in our community.
Thank you for understanding and we look forward to your attendance in January and the at the events leading up to walk.
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 San Antonio
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
January 14th, 2018
11:30 am --Community Resources-- Merchandise Table-- Memorial/Tribute activities--Team Photos--Food Trucks--Activities for Teens & Children
|Opening Ceremony:||1:00 pm|
|Memorial/Tribute Balloon Release||1:30pm|
|Walk Begins:||2:00 pm|
|Post-Walk at Stadium:||Music- Food Trucks- Silent Auction- AFSP Merchandise- Community Resources- Bake Sale|
You can give in support of our community, in memory/honor of a loved one, to support the cause, or give the gift as a charitable donation! Donating on a friend or family member’s page is a great way to show your support of their efforts, too.
Please come early/stay late! - Visit the Community Resources Tables, AFSP Merchandise Table, Sponsor’s Tables, Food Trucks, Silent Auction, Children/Teen Activities and Team photos.
For those who are unable to use the stairs, an alternate route to the trail entrance is available.
Each walker must raise $150 individually to receive a t-shirt. In addition to fundraising online, you can turn in cash, check and submit credit cards transactions when checking in the day of the Walk.
This is your 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.
If you are a survivor of suicide loss, we encourage you to bring a photo of your loved one to be displayed.
Remembrance Activity designed for participants to honor their loved ones by writing a name, encouraging message or inspiring quote to those they are remembering/supporting.
Remember to pick up your Honor Beads. Each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience.
What's Your Color?
Have your own Team Sign displayed at the walk. To be eligible for a Team Sign, your team must meet these levels by November 24th, 2017.
Raise $500 for a BRONZE TEAM SIGN
Raise $1,000 for a SILVER TEAM SIGN
Raise $2,500 for a GOLD TEAM SIGN
Raise $5,000 for a PLATINUM TEAM BANNER
Please note that pets are not allowed at Nelson Wolff Stadium (site of opening/closing ceremony); however, the trail (actual walk site) does. Service animals are always welcome.
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.