Mississippi Gulf Coast Walk

Join us on September 15, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/15/2018
Walk Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum - Biloxi, MS
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:30 am
Walk Begins: 9:45 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Theresa Danko and Sherry Sheffield (sheffield.sherry@gmail.com, 601-716-6780) 
Contact Phone: 228-860-6068 
Contact Email: teedanko@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 Mississippi Gulf Coast 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

The walk begins at the south entrance of the Coliseum’s parking lot.  We will cross over Highway 90 to the boardwalk and walk east on the boardwalk until the boardwalk ends.  We will then turn around and walk back to the Coliseum.  The total distance is 1.5 miles.  (Restroom facilities will be available inside the Coliseum.) 

Free parking will be provided at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

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!

 

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #OutoftheDarkness and #20x2025 to your tweets!  Follow us as well at @afspms

 
 

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

 


Share your photos with #OutoftheDarkness and follow us at AFSPMississippi

 

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. 

Additional AFSP merchandise will be available for purchase at the walk (cash or check only).

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. 

TEAM INFORMATION

The Team who raises the most money will begin the Walk, holding the Out of the Darkness Walk banner.  This team will also be recognized during the opening ceremony.  

We encourage each team to bring out a decorated Team canopy!  Feel free to get creative and make a statement!  There will be judging and prizes given away after the Walk.

SELFIE CONTEST

Take a selfie and win a prize!  During the event only, post a selfie on social media using our Walk hashtag and you could be a winner!  The hashtag will be given when you register/check-in at the Walk.  The prize will be awarded after the Walk.  Selfies can include teams and the more original the better!

22 KILL PUSH-UP CHALLENGE

Join our local military in doing the 22 Kill Push-up Challenge before the walk begins.  Everyone is invited to participate. 

 

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

Butch Oustalet Mazda
Garden Park Medical Center
Keesler Federal Credit Union
Mississipi Power Community Connection