Walk Date: 10/20/2018
Walk Location: The Lincoln Memorial
Check-in/Registration Time: 1:00 pm
Walk Begins: 3:00 pm
Walk Ends: 6:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Dhyana R. Parker
Contact Phone: 240-719-1644
Contact Email: Chair.DCWalk@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.
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.
Download the 2018 Washington, D.C. Walk SPONSOR AGREEMENT to learn more about our various sponsorship opportunities. With sponsorship levels starting at just $250, this is a perfect way for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing benefits and the sooner you sponsor, the more benefits you’ll receive!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you walk!
Raise $150 by 10/20/2018 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.
There are a number of opportunities available to help with the Washington, D.C. Walk. Volunteers are invited to join the planning committee and to assist on the day of the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Application.
Be sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area with information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations. 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 or mental illness.
The Washington, D.C. Walk welcomes all ages to attend! Bring the whole family and enjoy fun activities with you little ones at our Children’s Activity Area!
Memories are our precious keepsakes of the loved ones we love so much. Please bring a picture, quote and/or special poem for your loved one that can be included in the Remembrance Book or used to create a Luminary Memorial to be displayed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the walk’s closing ceremony (see example here).
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the Walk. AND with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP dog bandana for your best friend!