Tucson Walk

Join us on October 20, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/20/2018
Walk Location: Reid Park - Tucson, AZ
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/20/2018 at 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Ends: 11:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Gina Gillis 
Contact Phone: 520-977-5029 
Contact Email: regina_gillis@hotmail.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 Tucson Walk

SCHEDULE

Registration:
8:30am – 10:00am
Opening Ceremony:
10:00am
Walk Begins: 
10:15am
Closing Ceremony:
11:15am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

This is a gentle paved path around the west half of Reid Park.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

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 or interested in the event!

 

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 to your tweets!  Follow us as well at AFSP - Arizona Chapter Twitter.

 
 

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 10/20/2018 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. 

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 Paws for Prevention tent.

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 9:00 am.  This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect wih others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Honor Beads:

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

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of rememberance 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 heads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

We look forward to seeing everyone at the walk this year! We will be having a DJ, a raffle with exciting prizes and appearances by some of Arizona's favorite mascots.

 

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