Flagstaff Walk

Join us on September 22, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/22/2018
Walk Location: Buffalo Park - Flagstaff, AZ
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:15 am
Closing Ceremony: 11:15 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Priscilla Brown 
Contact Phone: 928-699-6262 
Contact Email: outofthedarknessflg@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 Flagstaff 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

Come enjoy a leisurely stroll around one of Flagstaff’s favorite trails.  This short 2 mile dirt course offers fantastic and peaceful views of the San Francisco Peaks. 

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Flagstaff Out of the Darkness SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With 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!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness

Questions about the Flagstaff Walk can be sent to our email address at outofthedarknessFLG@gmail.com


Post to your Facebook page and add the Out of the Darkness Link, or direct link to your fundraising 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 09/22/2018 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.  Come show off your prevention supporting pup.  Flagstaff loves our dog friends and Buffalo Park is very dog friendly.  Please remember to pick up after your dog and be careful of the cactus.

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 8:00am.  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. 

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Please join us as we offer a moment of healing and hope.  Local Flagstaff families are working to help offer moments of tribute through a remembrance tree where you will be able to add the name of someone you lost to suicide.  Feel free to bring a copy of a photo to add to our tree.

Some days people need a little encouragement.  The Flagstaff group is working to create a hope line fill of messages of encouragement to those who may be currently struggling with mental health issues.

Want to contribute another activity to our first annual walk?  Please email us at OutofthedarknessFLG@gmail.com.  We are open to ideas and volunteers. 

 

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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