Denver Metro Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/22/2018
Walk Location: Coors Field - 1663 Park Avenue West - Denver, CO
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Lori Harper & Sheri Cole (scole@afsp.org) 
Contact Phone: 303-819-9889 
Contact Email: afspdm18@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 Denver Metro Walk

 

SCHEDULE

Registration: 8:30am - 10:00am
Resource Fair Opens: 8:30am
Opening Ceremony: 10:00am
Walk Begins Approx: 10:20am

 

 

Please join us for the 4th Annual Denver Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk. We encourage you to walk with over 3,500 others to support suicide prevention on the 2.9 mile walk on the Coors Field Concourse (7 laps). Register online prior to September 21st at noon MST, for a faster check-in on event day.

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.

PARKING INFORMATION

Free parking in Lot A.  Sponsor Parking Rows 1-2, Close-in parking Rows 3-10 for $5 minimum Donation (CASH ONLY).  All remaining parking in Lot A, Rows 11+ is free and there is PLENTY – the lot is over a mile long!  Please see directions to Coors Field below: 

Lot A can be accessed from 22nd/Park Ave at Wazee.

Access from I-25 is via Park Avenue.

Access from I-70 is via Broadway/Brighton Blvd.

Click here for directions to Coors Field.

Click here for a map.

Registration and check in will be at Gate A (lower East side of the stadium) you will receive a free “Out of the Darkness” wristband - required to enter the stadium.

It is a Coors Field policy that there are no pets allowed unless they are certified service animals.

 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Denver Metro 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. 

 

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 09/22/2018 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. 

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Denver Metro SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250.00, 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! 

COLORADO ROCKIES NON PROFIT OF THE GAME -- FIREWORKS INCLUDED

**Get your tickets NOW to the AFSP Night at the Rockies vs Washington Nationals Fireworks Game**

  Friday 9/28/18 @ 6:10 pm MST

A portion of each ticket sold benefits the AFSP CO Chapter and helps to:

- Create a Culture that’s Smart about Mental Health

- Find Better Ways to Prevent Suicide and

- Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide

Help Save Lives and enjoy the Game and an awesome Fireworks Show!

HOPE, HEALING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Hope Notes:

Visit the HOPE NOTES wall & help spread the message that it is possible to overcome suicidal thoughts and feelings and that there are many resources available to help those who are struggling to cope.  Hope Notes is near Section 150, create a "message of HOPE" for you, someone you know, or to provide strength to someone who might be struggling. Help us create a "Community of Caring" by sharing that anyone can experience suicidal thoughts but there is HELP, and there is HOPE.

Memory Area:

Mental Health staff will be available near the Memory Area.

Select and wear colored honor beads, choosing color coded Beads to signify your relationship to the cause.

 

Honor your loved one at the Memory Tree and view the Memory Boards from previous Walks.

Please bring a copy of a picture of your loved one (4”x 6” or smaller) to honor them at the Memory Tree. Pictures will not be returned and may be displayed at the future walks, awareness and educational events.

Buy Butterflies:

Honor loved ones during the Opening Ceremonies Butterfly Release. Purchase a butterfly (CASH ONLY) on a first come, first served basis, the morning of the walk.

Visit the Resource Fair and Exhibitor Fair tables opening at 8:30 am:

Visit the AFSP Booth and review the latest AFSP reference materials and learn how to get involved with the AFSP Colorado Chapter.

Meet local professionals, counselors, staff & representatives from mental health and suicide prevention organizations as well as businesses that support the cause.

ENJOY REFRESHMENTS

o Water and snacks are provided during the walk at two different stations, drinking fountains also available.

o Food trucks will be set up in the Coors Field parking Lot, outside of Gate A.   There will be multiple trucks serving breakfast and lunch options at various times.  Vendors will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to the Walk.
           
           

The Denver Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk immediately follows the opening ceremony inside the stadium on the main concourse. Opening ceremonies will be held in the pavilion seats, directly under the new Jumbotron.

 

AFSP Merchandise Sales:

Make sure to stop by the AFSP Merchandise Table to purchase AFSP swag to support and raise awareness about the cause. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Meet-up Area:

Find your friends, meet your team inside the stadium near Gate B.

Team & Individual Photos:

Snap a photo with AFSP props and post to your social media accounts

RESOURCE AND EXHIBITOR FAIR

Visit the Resource Fair and Exhibitor Fair tables opening at 8:30 am:

Visit the AFSP Booth and review the latest AFSP reference materials and learn how to get involved with the AFSP Colorado Chapter.

Meet local professionals, counselors, staff & representatives from mental health and suicide prevention organizations as well as businesses that support the cause.
           
The Denver Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk immediately follows the opening ceremony inside the stadium on the main concourse.

Walk to Save Live and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide!

Walk to Honor a Loved One!

Walk to Fight Suicide!

Come WALK with us!

Click on the text below the icon to download the Denver Metro Sponsor Form, AFSP Denver Metro Walk Flyer, Offline Donation Form, Coors Field Participant Map and the NPOG AFSP Flyer!

                            

                                                           

            Denver Metro Sponsorship Form               AFSP Denver Metro Walk Flyer                       Offline Donation Form

                                                                          

                                           Coors Field Participant Map                                       NPOG AFSP Flyer

 

 
 

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

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