Fargo-Moorhead ND Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/09/2018
Walk Location: Scheels Arena - Fargo, ND
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Opening Ceremony: 2:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:30 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sarah Dixon-Hackey 
Contact Phone: 701-404-9004 
Contact Email: outofthedarkness14@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 Fargo-Moorhead ND 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.

WALK ROUTE

We encourage the entire community to walk with us! Our walk will be more scenic and a bit shorter than last year. We hope you can join us! 

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Fargo/Moorhead SPONSORSHIP PACKETWith sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500, 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!

Yard Signs can be picked up a Marcus Century Cinema. (Just ask a manager and they will get them for you.) You can also pick up posters as well!  

Download the Fargo/Moorhead 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!

 

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 09/09/2018 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. 

$400-$999 - Red Ribbon Walker. Receive a red ribbon and complimentary gift bag

$1,000+ - Blue Ribbon Walker. Receive a blue ribbon and complimentary gift bag    

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 Area.  (Please be respectful of the Scheels Arena, all walkers are expected to clean up after their dogs.

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 noon.  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

More information coming soon!  But please note walkers will be able to buy concessions, purchase Be The Voice gear and other merchandie, and there will be activities for kids!

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

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

 

As part of this year's FM Out of the Darkness Walk, we will be hosting a "Wall of Remembrance" dedicated to loved ones who have been lost to suicide. Walkers are invited to bring a picture or letter of remembrance to hang on this wall.  It's an opportunity to share your loved one’s picture and story with the walk community.

GUIDELINES FOR REMEMBRANCE LETTERS & PICTURES:

*Pictures or letters be should no larger than 8-1/2" x 11"

*Items should be no more than one page, but may have print on both sides.

*Walkers may want to bring copies of photos or letters (versus the originals) as we will be outside in the elements, and we do not want any valued items to be damaged or lost.

*Walkers will be responsible for picking up their items after they have completed the walk.

OTHER INFORMATION

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!

Sponsored By

Axis Clinicals
Bremer Bank
Fargo Luther Collision, LLC
Noridian
R.D. Offutt Company
Sanford Health