Atlanta Walk

Join us on November 4, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 11/04/2018
Walk Location: Piedmont Park, The Meadow (Atlanta, GA)
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:15 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 3:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Chris Owens (alternative contact: Maryel Tomter, mtomter@gmail.com) 
Contact Phone: 770-843-3836 
Contact Email: cowens@afsp.org

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 Atlanta Walk

 

SCHEDULE

 
Registration: 12:15pm-1:45pm
Opening Ceremony and Dove Release:    1:40pm
Walk Begins:  2:00pm
Walk Ends: 3:00pm

LOGISTICS & WALK ROUTE

Join us at Piedmont Park for the 15th Annual Atlanta Out of the Darkness Community Walk taking place on Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 pm. There is no entry fee and no minimum donation but all we do in Georgia comes from funds raised right here. 

The walk takes place in Piedmont Park at the Meadow (near the Charles Allen Gate on 10th Street). The walk is 1.68 miles (paved park loop is walked once – note that we used to walk the route twice but due to popular demand, we only walk once now though you can choose to do more). Taking MARTA is best (http://www.itsmarta.com/). There are a variety of parking lots in and around Piedmont Park. Always ample time to get from parking or MARTA to the start of our walk and consider making a day of it and packing a picnic lunch or getting lunch at one of our food trucks.  Friendly leashed dogs and children in strollers welcome. The walk is RAIN OR SHINE.

HONORARY WALK CHAIR:  Jennifer Leslie of 11 Alive is Honorary Chair of this walk.  Jennifer has been a strong and vocal supporter of AFSP Georgia as well as mental health advocate.  

HELP SPREAD THE WORD and HELP WITH SPONSORSHIPS!

Here is our 2018 ATL Walk Flyer – share!

Here is our 2018 Sponsorship Packet.  Please contact Chris with questions.

And please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness and #OOTDATL.  Post to your Facebook page and add the Out of the Darkness Link, or direct link to your fundraising page. Follow our Facebook event page for up to date information.
 

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

 

Share your photos on Instagram!  Tag us at @afsp_ga!


 

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 a 2018 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. 

AFSP MARKETPLACE, RESOURCE FAIR, & FOOD TRUCKS

We will be selling Be the Voice merchandise and more.  Cash, check (made out to AFSP), and credit card accepted.

We will have a variety of food trucks at our walk and all donate a portion of proceeds to us!  Come hungry!

We will have a Resource Fair with many other local non-profits so that our participants can get relevant information.

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Hope & Healing Wall: We will have a Hope & Healing Wall where you can post messages of hope

Hands for Hope: Write messages on your hands and post on social media.

Beads of Honor: As always, we will have our signature Beads of Honor at the walk (available to all at no charge).

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


 

TOP FUNDRAISER INCENTIVES

TOP INDIVIDUALS: The top 10 individual fundraisers at our walk will have the chance to release a dove before the walk.  Those who qualify are notified with instructions after registration closes at noon Friday, November 2nd.  We use Georgia Doves for the dove release and these doves are homing pigeons – once released, they fly to their home in Woodstock unharmed. 

TOP TEAMS: Teams who raise $5,000 will have their own area with tables and goodies for your team.

TOP TEAM ON WALK DAY The top fundraising team on walk day will lead the walk.

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.

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.

Sponsored By

Agave Restaurant
Crim & Associates Inc
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Emory School of Medicine
E-Trade Financial
Eventide Brewing, LLC
Galla's Pizza
Jackson Healthcare
Mercer University
Noni's Deli
Paideia School Class of 1988
Pepsi Beverages Co.
The Will To Live Foundation
Wahoo! Grill
Yeah! Burger