University of Louisville Campus Walk

Join us on April 8, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 04/08/2018
Walk Location: University of Louisville, Belknap Campus - Louisville, KY
Check-in/Registration Time: 04/08/2018 at 2:30 pm
Walk Begins: 4:00 pm
Walk Ends: 5:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Tracie Meyer 
Contact Phone: 502-852-5787 
Contact Email: tracie.meyer@louisville.edu

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 University of Louisville Campus Walk

Sunday, 04/08/2018

 

SCHEDULE

Registration:

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Opening Ceremony:   

3:45pm

Walk Begins: 

4:00 pm

Closing Ceremony: 5:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALK ROUTE

Gathering space will be in the "Quad" in front of the Humanities building.  Registration, the opening ceremony, the start of the walk and the end of the walk are all happening here.  See map.


BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the University of Louisville Out of the Darkness Campus Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET.  With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $100.00, 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!

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the University of Louisville 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.       Click HERE to like our event page!  
 
 
                Click  HERE to let everyone on Facebook know you are participating or interested in the event! 

 

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event with #OutoftheDarkness and #20x2025 to your tweets!  Follow us at @CARDSFight
 
 
 

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

 

Share your photos with #OutoftheDarkness and follow us at uoflfightsuicide
 
 
 
 
 

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 $100 by 04/08/2018 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. 

PAWS FOR PREVENTION

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.

RESOURCE FAIR

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 2:30pm.  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, suicide prevention, well-being, campus and local resources, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those by suicide loss.

FUN ACTIVITIES

Best Dressed Team & Best Dressed Pup Contests.  Teams are encouraged to show their pride and compete in the contests,  The winning team will lead the walk!  Dress up your pup and compete for the cuteness prize!

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Memory Cards, I Walk For bibs, LiftUp Cards will be available for creating and to display.

    

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 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

  • WHITE - LOST A CHILD 
  • RED -  LOST A SPOUSE OR PARTNER 
  • GOLD - LOST A PARENT 
  • ORANGE - LOST A SIBLING 
  • PURPLE - LOST A RELATIVE OR FRIEND 
  • SILVER -  LOST FIRST RESPONDER / MILITARY
  • GREEN - STRUGGLED PERSONALLY
  • BLUE - SUPPORT THE CAUSE
  • TEAL - FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF SOMEONE WHO STRUGGLES

#LiftUp Each Other Activities

Play activities, photo booth, and music onsite for all!


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.

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Quick Stats

$1,660.00 Raised
23 Participants

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