Walk Date: 10/21/2018
Walk Location: Riverfront Wilmington - Wilmington, DE
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:30 am
Walk Begins: 9:50 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kimberly Fennemore
Contact Phone: 302-420-6652
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.
To stay up to date, please follow us on Facebook.
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 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 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 interest in the Wilmington Out of the Darkness Community Walk! Together, as a community, we raise our voices for suicide prevention and mental health. This is a family and dog-friendly event.
Although fundraising is optional and there is no minimum fundraising requirement (and no fee to walk), each dollar raised helps us deliver suicide prevention programs both in Delaware and nationally. Book a Talk Saves Live Presentation for your work, church or community. The presentation is an introduction to suicide prevention, talks about the warning signs and how to help someone at risk.
There are 3 small things you can do to kick-start your fundraising work:
You are also welcome to hold your own third-party fundraiser and use those funds raised toward your individual or team goal. Contact us for supporting your private fundraiser: email@example.com. We can help promote your event to other walkers and supporters.
This website is designed for online donations. On the day of the walk, you can also bring cash or checks (made out to “American Foundation for Suicide Prevention” or "AFSP"). And don’t miss our Walker Central website for some great tips and some great social media apps to help you promote your walk participation.
Raise $150 by 10/21/2018 and receive a 2018 Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!
The Wilmington walk t-shirt includes our major sponsors' logos on the back, so if you know a business that would like to be included, please have them contact our walk chair!
It's also a great idea to let your employer know you'll be walking and to let them know we have sponsorship opportunities. Starting at only $250, businesses can show their support to the suicide prevention mission by contributing a tax-deductible financial gift as a sponsor. All sponsors receive brand visibility and recognition of their support. For more details, please download and review our sponsorship packet.
Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area. Information about local mental health and health organizations will open at 8:00 a.m. 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.
If you are a community partner and would like to table at the Wilmington Out of the Darkness Walk please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Merchandise Store.
Stop by our Merchandise Store and purchase “Be the Voice”, “HOPE” or “Out of the Darkness” swag. The store accepts cash, checks and credit cards. Proceeds will go back to the Wilmington Out of the Darkness Walk!
ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING
Be sure to stop by our “Why I Walk” button table! You can let other walkers know who you walk for and why this cause is so important to you. Make sure you honor your loved one by signing the “We Remember Them” banner and letting them know you are thinking of them. 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. Grab your honor beads and show why you are walking to fight suicide!
About the Location: We will meet at Wilmington River Front. Street Parking is available.
Walk Route: We will walk about 3 miles. Follow direction signs and volunteers will help direct you as well.
What to Expect at the Walk: The walk will take place rain or shine. We encourage walkers to arrive at 8.00 a.m. when registration opens, so that you have ample time to check-in and then enjoy all of the pre-walk activities we have to offer.
Download the Wilmington 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!
If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #OutoftheDarkness and @afspdelaware to your tweets!
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you walk!
Interested in being a corporate sponsor for our walk? There are many benefits AND you'll contribute positively to your community.
Contact our walk chair for sponsorship information at: email@example.com