Columbia-Greene Walk

Join us on September 15, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/15/2018
Walk Location: River Front Park - Hudson, NY
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 11:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Marc Clark 
Contact Phone: 518-929-6206 
Contact Email: mtcolts72@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 Columbia-Greene Walk Saturday, September 15th

Difficulty registering, have questions or need help with fundraising ideas? 
Contact Laura at 518-791-1544 or lmarx@afsp.org.

 

Join us at our walk kick off on Wednesday, August 15 at 5:30 at the Chamber of Commerce in Hudson.  Download the flyer for more information.

 

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.

DIRECTIONS

The walk will take place at River Front Park in Hudson. Plenty of parking is available in the lot next to the park.  

WALK ROUTE

The walk will begin at the park, walking up Warren Street to 7th Street park then turning around and ending back at the park. Please stay on the sidewalks and follow volunteer and route instructions.  

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Columbia-Greene SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $150, 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! 

VOLUNTEER

Lots of volunteers are needed on the day of the walk to help make it a success.  Interested? Email Laura at lmarx@afsp.org.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Columbia-Greene 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.   Connect to our Facebook event page for up to date event and program information.  
 

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 09/15/2018 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. 

RESOURCE AREA

Make sure to arribe early to allow time to explore the resources area.  Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations.  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. Know an organization that may want a resource table at the event?  Download our information table registration form here.

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Memory Board

Memory Buttons

Lifekeeper Memory Quilts (weather permitting)

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

 

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. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

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 support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

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