Bedford Township Walk

Join us on September 23, 2018


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/23/2018
Walk Location: Indian Creek Park - Bedford Twp. (Temperance & Lambertville), MI
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/23/2018 at 9:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:45 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Chelsie O'Neill 
Contact Phone: 419-944-5542 
Contact Email:

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 Bedford Township 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.


Download the BEDFORD TOWNSHIP WALK  SPONSORSHIP PACKET With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, 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!


Download the BEDFORD TOWNSHIP WALK FLYER to send to family and friends and display in your community.  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 FB 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! 


There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!



Raise $150 by 09/23/2018 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. 


Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore our resource fair.

Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 9:30am. 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.


Be sure to arrive early for various family activities, such as corn hole, Kan Jam, face painting, rock painting, and more.


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.



Bring a photo of your loved one to hang on our Remembrance Wall.  This is just one way we can memorialize those we have lost but live on in our hearts.


Bring your own or create one at our Memory Marker table. Markers could include photos, messages, and storied about your loved one. Markers will be posted along the walk route prior to the beginning of the walk.


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

Sponsored By

American Heating, Cooling & Refrig., Inc.
Bedford Township Veterans Center
Family Medical Center of Michigan
UAW Region 1-A CAP