Ventura County Walk

Join us on September 15, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/15/2018
Walk Location: Constitution Park, 487 Carmen Drive - Camarillo, CA
Check-in/Registration Time: 7:45 am
Walk Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Destiny Foster and Cory Echevarrria
Contact Phone: 805-319-3668 and 805-236-1353
Contact Email: dfoster.afsp@gmail.com and cechevarria@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 Ventura County Walk

Presenting Sponsor:

SCHEDULE

 
Registration: 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 9:30 am
Closing Ceremony: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

Walk will be around 3 miles. We are in the process of city approvals for new route, more details to come!

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Ventura County SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at $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!

Download the Ventura County 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!  Click here to let everyone on Facebook know you are participating in or interested in the event!

 

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 with #OutoftheDarkness and follow us at @afsp_LA 

 

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 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 from 7:45a – 12:00p.  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

This is a family and kid-friendly event. We have activities for children, including face painting, temporary tattoos, and appearances from Olaf!

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

HEART-STRINGS: Please bring a picture of your loved one and create a heart-string in loving memory. 

RED-VEST VOLUNTEERS: Our walk is a day of hope, healing, honor and increasing awareness about suicide prevention. We know many emotions can arise for participants during the event; we have volunteers wearing red-vests that are available during the event to provide emotional support. Please do not hesitate to reach-out to one to talk, talk saves lives!

                     

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
 
                
 

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Courtyard Marriott of Thousand Oaks has a special rate for our participants needing overnight accommodations, please follow link below to book your stay!

Start date: 9/14/18
End date: 9/16/18
Last day to book: 8/10/18

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Book your group rate for the Out of the Darkness Walk

TEAM INCENTIVES

- Walks teams that raise $2000 or more online by August 15th will have their TEAM NAME added to the 2018 Ventura County Walk t-shirt!

- The team that fundraises the most online by September 14th (the Friday before the event) at noon will carry the AFSP banner and lead the route!

 

 

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

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