Southern Oregon Walk
Join us on September 15, 2018
Walk Date: 09/15/2018
Walk Location: The Commons at Pear Blossom Park - Medford, OR
Check-in/Registration Opens & Activities start: 9:30 am
Team Pictures: 10:30 AM
Opening Ceremony Begins: 11:00 am Walk Starts: 11:30 AM
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact: Contact Name: Ashley Cay Contact Phone: 541-531-5124 Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.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 Southern Oregon Walk
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.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
Click Here to download and share the flyer for the walk!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness
Remember to ask your LinkedIn connections to join you or make a donation to your fundraising efforts!
Raise $150 by 09/15/2018 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 $5 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the AFSP Store! If you are bringing your four legged friend, please be sure to bring supplies to clean up after them!
Activities at the Walk
Rock Painting Staiton
Visit the Rock Painting station to paint your own, hide & find rocks, with a special message for whoever finds it!
Banner of Hope
While many are here for who they have lost, many others are here because of the struggles they face every day. Hidden in the crowd are countless attempt survivors and people who struggle, here today to find support and give it to others.
Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are feeling like. Unlike other illnesses, its difficult to look at someone and know their connection.
TheSouthern Oregon 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.
These Honor Beads are provided to registered participants free of charge.
Gather your team at the stage for team pictures!
Walk with a Soldier
Walk with a soldier – Carry and honor our heroes who lost their battle with PTSD
At the walk we will have a Memorial Garden where you can honor the loved ones you Click here to download a copy of a sign you can decorate. We will have printed copies of the sign at the walk and supplies available for you to write on and decorate. You can also bring put a picture of your loved one on the sign. Please note, due to weather and unforseen circumstances, you should only bring pictures that you have additional copies of as they could be lost or damaged during the course of the walk.
Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!