Walk Date: 11/03/2018
Walk Location: Central Park - 275 S. Raymond Ave. - Pasadena, CA
Check-in/Registration Time: 7:45 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am
Walk Begins Around: 9:45 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Donna Stokley and Kelly Manning (626-808-5808, email@example.com)
Contact Phone: 213-399-4161
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
The route starts and ends at the Central Park in Pasadena. The 2.4 mile route goes along the north side of Colorado Blvd and then turns around on Lake to continue along the south side of Colorado Blvd. Part of the route is on the Historic Route 66! (Route is subject to change.) It is fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
There is paid parking throughout Old Town Pasadena including a parking garage across from the park on Raymond called the Del Mar Metro Station. Please note that the metered parking surrounding the park is time limited and you may get ticketed. See https://www.oldpasadena.org/visit/maps-and-parking/ for a list of possible parking options.
Del Mar Metro Station Parking Garage (Closest parking garage but tends to fill up)
198 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA, 91105
Daytime Max $6.00
GO METRO: To take public transportation, take the Metro Gold Line and get off at the Del Mar Metro station, which is across the street from Central Park. Plan your trip on metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876).
Download the Pasadena 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!
Download the Greater Los Angeles - Pasadena Walk Flyer (in English or Spanish) 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
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you walk!
Any individual who raises $150 by 11/03/2018 will 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.
- Walks teams that raise $2000 or more online by October 3 will have their TEAM NAME added to the 2018 Greater LA Walk t-shirt!
- The team that fundraises the most online by November 2 (the Friday before the event) at noon will carry the AFSP banner and lead the route!
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 Table.
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 8:00 am. 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
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.