Walk Date: 10/20/2018
Walk Location: Weinand Park - 1305 Boone St. - Troy, MO
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:00 am
Walk Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Ends: 11:00 am
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Brenda (below),Monica Sigmundemail@example.com, Kandies -314-941-0445, kandiesmiller@yahoo
Contact Phone: 636-489-8786
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.
We will be parking at Troy First Christian Church, Trinity Lutheran Church and McCoy Blossom Funeral Home (unless they have something scheduled for that morning). Registration tables will be at Weinand Park pavilion. The walk will start from there. The campus walk was a little grueling for some of the walkers, the Community Walk will be flat and paved. Very nice through the Park.
Download the Troy Out of the Darkness Community Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250 Bronze sponsor level, 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 Troy Out of the Darkness CommunityWalk 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
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 10/20/2018 and receive a 2018 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 at the Paws for Prevention Tent.
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. If you would like to have an informational table, please contact Brenda at email@example.com with your information.
The play grounds will be open for the children to play. Face painting, bubbles, coloring.
ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING
Memorial Wall- send your pictures in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include with the picture, their name and any other information you would like to send so we can post to our memorial wall.
Memorial Sign- Email Brenda (email@example.com): person's name, your Team name, and any informaiton you would like to have on your sign. The sign is a yard sign with stakes. The sign will be placed along our walk route. After the event the sign is yours to take with you to use at other events or to place in your yard. Help start a conversation. Sign example:
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
We want to do a friendly challenge within our community and we need your help!
What is the Challenge? Getting the most people on your team! This challenge is not about who raises the most money, (although what a great repercussion!) It is about coming together as a community to bring awareness to Suicide Prevention and Mental Health.
One of our sponsors have 5 branches. Each branch will have a team and the Branch with the most people registered to their team WINS!
For Example: a youth group challenging another Youth Group, or The Fire Department challenging the other First Responders!
What do you win? If you choose to accept this challenge the winning team will receive one free training appropriate for your group or business for Suicide Prevention and Awareness from Family Ties.
How do you enter? If your group or business would like to enter the challenge simply go the following link and register your team! Then put your challenge out to friends, business or club!
Where does them Money go? What can my dollar support?
50% of the money goes to the National AFSP for research, educational programs and Advocacy. The other half goes to the Local Chapter to sponsor programs such as Youth Mental Health First Aid, bring programs to schools, churches and businesses in the community. Share brochures, information and Resources such as these:
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.