Toledo Walk

Join us on October 6, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/06/2018
Walk Location: International Park - Toledo, OH
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/06/2018 at 9:30 am
Walk Begins: 11:30 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Rachel Valis 
Contact Phone: 315-806-4434 
Contact Email: rvalisafsp@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.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Toledo Walk

 

SCHEDULE
 

Registration:

9:30am – 11:30am

Opening Ceremony:

11:30am

Walk Begins: 

11:45am

Closing:

Once walk is complete raffle and 50/50 winners will be announced

    

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.

WALK ROUTE

Just like in previous years there will be 2 options for walkers.  There will be an approximately 1 mile walk route and a 3 mile walk route so that everyone is able to participate.

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Toledo Out of the Darkness 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! 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Toledo Out of the Darkness  WALK FLYER to send to family and friends and display in your community.  Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives! Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness


Post to your Facebook page and add the Out of the Darkness Link, or direct link to your fundraising page.  Click HERE to like our event page!  Click HERE to let everyone on Facebook know you are participating in the event! 

 

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! 

 

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 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. 

PAWS FOR PREVENTION

Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND - with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the AFSP merchandise table. 

RESOURCE FAIR

   

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.  Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 9:30 am.  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. 

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

   

There are activities for the kids of all ages.  There will be face painting, balloon animals, sidewalk chalking, #bethevoice temporary tattoos and pending weather a bouncy house.

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

     

There are a couple of ways that you can honor those who have lost by suicide those who have lived experience at the Toledo Out of the Darkness Walk.  You can add their names to the Tree of Hope that will be displayed at the event, you can have their names read aloud during the opening ceremony, and/or participate in the balloon release/bubble activity.  Both are ways that you can privately or publicly honor your loved one.

NOTE: We will be using biodegradable balloons and strings this year in an effort to help protect the environment.  If you still do not wish to participate in the balloon release we will once again offer bubbles so that you are still able to participate in the remembrance activity.

Honor Beads:

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection.

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

WHITE - LOST A CHILD 

RED -  LOST A SPOUSE OR PARTNER 

GOLD - LOST A PARENT 

ORANGE - LOST A SIBLING 

PURPLE - LOST A RELATIVE OR FRIEND 

SILVER -  LOST FIRST RESPONDER / MILITARY

GREEN - STRUGGLED PERSONALLY

BLUE - SUPPORT THE CAUSE

TEAL - FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF SOMEONE WHO STRUGGLES

 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

Sponsored By

Dynamic Dies, Inc.
Tom Sullivan