Sioux Falls Walk

Join us on September 22, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/22/2018
Walk Location: Terrace Park - Sioux Falls, SD
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/22/2018 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Angela Drake (alternative email: sfoutofthedarknesswalk@gmail.com) 
Contact Phone: 605-214-3490 
Contact Email: angela.afsp@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 Sioux Falls Walk

SCHEDULE

 

Registration:

9:00am – 10:00am

Opening Ceremony:

10:00am

Walk Begins: 

10:15am

Closing Ceremony:

11:15am

       

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

Walk route is all person friendly with flat surfaces.

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Sioux Fall 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!

Download the Sioux Falls 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 FB know you are participating ior interested in the event!

 

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 to your tweets! Follow us as well at @AFSPSouthDakota

 
 

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

 


Share your photos with #OutoftheDarkness and follow us at @afspsouthdakota

 

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 09/22/2018 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 erly to allow time to explore the resources area. Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 2:00 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 OF HOPE AND HEALING

   

Rock and Feather Ceremony an ancient Native American Ceremony of healing and hope.  The rock and feather are used to represent the pains of the past and the hope of the future.  

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

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

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