Atlanta Walk

Join us on November 4, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 11/04/2018
Walk Location: Piedmont Park (exact park location TBD) - Atlanta, GA
Check-in/Registration Time: 11/04/2018 at 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                         Sunday, November 4, 2018

 

SCHEDULE

 

Registration:
12:15 until 1:45 pm
Opening Ceremony & Dove Release:
1:45 pm
Walk Begins: 
2:00pm
Walk Ends: 
3:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

LOGISTICS AND 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 2:00pm.  There is no entry fee and no minimum donation but all we do in Georgia comes from funds raised right here.

The walk is 1.68 miles (paved park loop is walked once).  Please note, until May (when we are allowed to send in our permit) we will not know the exact location within the park where the walk is taking place so please make sure to check back here and to check your email with updated information.  Take MARTA.  Parking information will be posted the summer of 2018.  Always ensure 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.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

We will have a walk flyer available for download by mid-February.  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!

 
 

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

 


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 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. 

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 the proceeds to us! Come hungry!

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Check back, we will have activities posted by September and in emailings!

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

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 cloes at noon on 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.

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 Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to aise 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 our 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!

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Quick Stats

$800.00 Raised
9 Participants

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