Merrimack Valley Walk

Join us on October 13, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/13/2018
Walk Location: dcr Vandenberg Esplanade - Lowell, MA
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Mary Beth Traynor 
Contact Phone: 978-764-8525 
Contact Email: gwnana@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 Merrimack Valley 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!

Download the Merrimack Valley 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 Facebook event page. 

 

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 10/13/2018 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. 

WHY FUNDRAISING?

Although there is no fee to walk and there is not a fundraising requirement, every dollar raised helps the AFSP Long Island Chapter bring much needed suicide prevention and support programs tour local communities.  There are 3 small things you can do to kick-start your fundraising work:

Personalize your walker page online.  Telling your story will make those who see your page feel more emotionally connected to you and the cause.  If you’re a team captain, be sure to personalize your team page! 

Donate to yourself, even if just a modest sum of $20, to show others you are committed to the cause. It’s easier to ask others for money if they see you have also donated. 

Share your page and story with others.  It’s OK to ask for donations!  And you may have to ask several times – that’s OK too!

 

 

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