Northwest Arkansas Walk

Join us on September 9, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/09/2018
Walk Location: Orchards Park - Bentonville, AR
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/09/2018 at 1:00 pm
Walk Begins: 3:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Marcey Ball and Nikki Nance (nikki.afsp.ar@gmail.com) 
Contact Phone: 479-790-3917 
Contact Email: marcey.afsp.ar@gmail.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. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Out of the Darkness Walk

Saturday, September 9, 2018 

 

SCHEDULE

 

Registration:

1:00pm-3:00pm

Opening Ceremony:

3:00pm

Walk Begins: 

3:30pm

Closing Ceremony:

4:15pm

 

            

 

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.

WALK ROUTE

The walk route will be pretty flat and is about 1.5 miles.  For those who cannot walk that far please do just the memory walk around the pond.  That will be the last leg of the walk.

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Northwest Arkansas Out of the Darkness 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! 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

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!

 

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 to your tweets!

 
 

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

 


Share your photos! 

 

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 $150 by 09/09/2018 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. 

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 AFSP Store.

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 1:00 pm.  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. 

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Activities will include Kona Ice.

FACE PAINTING

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

     

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 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.

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
 
AFSP STORE
 
   

 

 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

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