Walk Date: 03/25/2018
Walk Location: Housing Lawn Barbecue Area - Boca Raton, FL
Check-in/Registration Time: 03/25/2018 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Rhonda Seiman, Ph.D. (info below) and Susan Fulks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: 561-297-3540
Contact Email: email@example.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 June 30th.
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Florida Atlantic University Campus Walk
Registration and Breakfast:
9:00am - 10:00am
We are to use Parking Garage #1, near the library and overflow to parking lots 19 & 20 which are in front of the library. Please click here for an interactive FAU parking map. FAU is providing free parking for the event.
The walk is a .8 mile partly shaded route on a sidewalk and paved streets around the Housing Lawn Bar-B-Q area on the Boca Raton Campus. We will walk the loop twice: the first time to raise awareness of mental illness and suicide prevention efforts, the second to support those who have been impacted by suicide loss, and those who are working on mental health and wellness. Click here for a map of the walk location.
Download the FAU Out of the Darkness Campus Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $100, 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!
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 and #20x2025
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 $100 by 03/25/2018 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus 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.
We invite you to create your own team banner to identify your group and send a message about #stopsuicide. You can walk while holding it to send a message!
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 9:00 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.
FAU Student Organizations and Staff will be providing activities. This list will be updated regularly.
Heart Math - The College of Nursing will be hosting Heart Math, which can provide personalized biofeedback data about stress responses.
Leave a Note Take a Note - Hosted by the FAU Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Walkers will have an opportunity to write a short note of positive affirmation for each other. For example, “You are strong. You are loved. You are beautiful.”
Memory Wall–Lighting Up The Darkness - Hosted by FAU Active Minds. Walkers will have an opportunity to write down who or what they are walking for on flame shapes and help “light up the darkness” in this collaborative, interactive collage.
FAU Lead and Serve - Vision Statements
Resiliency Kits and Kognito At Risk – Hosted by FAU Counseling and Psychological Services- Students will be introduced to the Kognito At Risk online gatekeeper training program to help students in distress. Lean how to spot the warning signs, how to speak to a friend or acquaintance you are concerned about, and where to get help. Students will also be able to make “Resiliency Kits.”
Luminaries - Hosted by FAU Owls Care Health Promotion. Participants will be able to decorate luminary bags with names or images related to hope, help, and healing.
Veteran Resources - provided by the FAU Military and Veterans Student Success Center
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 Campus Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and 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.