Walk Date: 10/13/2018
Walk Location: Broadway at the Beach - Myrtle Beach, SC
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Valerie White & Julie Todd (843-593-6118, email@example.com)
Contact Phone: 336-707-0022
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.
10:00am – 11:00am
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 Walk Start and Opening Ceremony will be at Heroes Harbor (beside Margaritaville) at Broadway at the Beach. Walk route will be approximately 1.5 miles winding through the grounds of Broadway at the Beach. If you can’t walk the entire distance, no worries – you can shorten your walk by crossing one of the multiple bridges on the route.
Download the Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach 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
'Myrtle Beach Out of the Darkness Walk' Facebook page to keep up with annoucements. If you would like to share your story, please send to Julie (email@example.com) or Valerie (firstname.lastname@example.org) to post on the Walk Page.
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 10/13/2018 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 the resources area. Information tables hosted by AFSP, Lighthouse Care Center, Veterans Administration, SC National Guard, Loss Support Groups and other organizations will open at 10:00 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.
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
There are multiple ways you can register and participate. There is no cost to register, but the goal is to raise funds through donations - and you can participate as:
• Individual Walker
• Team Captain or Walker as part of Team – Team Captain should click on ‘Create a Team’ when registering. Additional Walkers then click on Team name to join an existing Team.
• Virtual Walker – If you cannot attend the Walk, you can be a supporter by being a Virtual Walker and raising funds.
• Volunteer – If you can volunteer the day of the event, please let us know. Volunteers are needed for pre-walk activities so Walk participants can still volunteer.
• The top fundraising Team by September 1st will have their Team name added to the Walk shirt,
• Top fundraising Team by October 13th will carry the Walk Banner and lead the Walk
• Top Team walk sign will receive a prize
• Top fundraising Individual by October 12th will cut the Ribbon to start the Walk.