Wilmington Area Walk

Join us on November 4, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 11/04/2018
Walk Location: Wrightsville Beach Park and Loop - Wilmington, NC
Check-in/Registration Time: 11/04/2018 at 12:30 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Rainey Scrocco 
Contact Phone: 910-297-6626 
Contact Email: WilmingtonOOTD@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 Out of the Darkness Wilmington Area Walk 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

 

SCHEDULE

 
Registration:
12:30pm
Opening Ceremony:
2:00pm
Walk Begins: 
2:15pm
Closing Ceremony:
3:15pm

 

 

 

 

 

     

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

Starting at the Wrightsville Beach Park in front of Town Hall, the 2.5 mile walk will begin on Causeway Drive headed toward W. Salisbury St., where you will take a right and head over the causeway and toward the beach.  Then you will take a right onto Lumina Ave., followed by a right on Causeway Drive and returning to the field in front of Town Hall.  Make sure to come back to the field to hear the top fundraisers and who won raffle items!

          

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Wilmington Area 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.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Wilmington Area 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 let everyone on FB know you are participating or interested in the event!

 

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 11/04/2018 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 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 12:30 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

Face painting, Corn Hole, DJ Music, Silent Raffle and Games

               

           

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Bring a few photos or copies of photos on paper to add to our Memory Wall and to create a beautiful Memory Tile to take home.

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 rememberance 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 December 31st.

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.

                                                  

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

Sponsored By

Holland Consulting Planners
St. James Youth Group
Victaulic
WHQR Public Media
Wilmington Psychiatric Associates