Walk Date: 10/06/2018
Walk Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Portland, OR
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/06/2018 at 8:30 am
Opening Ceremony Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Robin (503-590-5120) and Chris Gensler (below)
Contact Phone: 503-951-3012
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration will close at noon on Friday October 5th. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk starting at 8:30 AM. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.
When you walk in the Portland Out of the Darkness Walk, 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 Portland Out of the Darkness Walk Sponsorship Packet. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, 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!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness
Click here for a map of the route! The walk route starts near our stage located in the outdoor plaza at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. We’ll walk on the sidewalk until we get to the Eastbank Esplanade where we will head toward the Hawthorne Bridge. Once we cross the Hawthorne Bridge, we will head back on the west side’s Waterfront Park crossing the river again via the walkway on the Steel Bridge. For a map of the route, please click here https://www.plotaroute.com/route/294787.
The route crosses two bridges and while we are permitted to cross them, we do not have control over their operation. There is a chance that the walk will be interrupted by a bridge raising.
Raise $150 by 10/06/2018 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.
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.
At the walk we will have a Memorial Garden where you can honor the loved ones you've lost. 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.