Little Rock Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 11/04/2018
Walk Location: Dickey-Stephens Ballpark - North Little Rock, AR
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Opening Ceremony: 2:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:15 pm
Walk Ends: 5:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Alissa Harrell & Mackenzie D. (Volunteer Coordinator, 972-251-9182, mackenziedepperschmidt@gmail.com 
Contact Phone: 501-317-8405 
Contact Email: Ajthomas33@hotmail.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 Little Rock Walk
Sunday, 11/04/2018

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

This years Little Rock Out of the Darkness Walk route is 3 miles.  (Please note there are stairs at the Memorial area and access to this area can be limited) We will cross over the newly renovated Broadway bridge, down the Arkansas river trail to the Rose Memorial  (Presidential Wet land) , walk over the Clinton Presidential Park bridge, head back past the boat house, stop by the Boot Memorial and finish at the east side of Dickey-Stephens Park. 

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Become a sponsor for the Little Rock “Out of the Darkness” walk in 2019. Contact Wendy Thompson at Wthompson@AFSP.org. Sponsor levels start at $500.00.

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.  @AFSPArkansas

 

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event to @AFSPArkansas. 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. 

TEAM ARKANSAS

If your're walking for the first time at the Little Rock Out of the Darkness walk or walking alone, please stop by the Team Arkansas table and walk with us. 

AFSP STORE

Be the Voice shirts, water bottles, bumper stickers and more will be located at the AFSP Store. Credit Cards are accepted. 

 

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 noon 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. Please contact Wendy Thompson at Wthompson@AFSP.org for more information.

TEAM PHOTOS

AFSP INFORMATION AND ADVOCACY

Learn more about the American foundation for Suicide Prevention, Arkansas Chapter and become a Field Advocate in the prevention of suicide in Arkansas. 

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Each year the Arkansas Chapter creates a memory wall. Since the creations of the walk in 2008, the names and memories of love one are forever remembered. Please feel free to bring pictures and words of love and hope. 

WHY I WALK

Take time to stop by the “Why I Walk “ table. During the opening ceremony we take a moment of silence.

ROSE MEMORIAL

Every year, with the generous donations from sponsors, we remember those we have lost to suicide. 

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.

SELFIE BOOTH

Post, share and create memories. 


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.

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

Arkansas Children's Hospital
Beacon Health Options
Blue & You Foundation
Entergy Arkansas
Laine M. Rosen (Team Brooksie)
The BridgeWay Hospital
Walmart, Inc
Woodland International Research Group