Columbus GA Walk

Join us on September 29, 2018


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/29/2018
Walk Location: Weracoba / Lakebottom - Columbus, GA
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Donna Faircloth 
Contact Phone: 706-442-8986 
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 Columbus GA Walk




10:00am – 11:00am

Opening Ceremony:


Walk Begins: 


Closing Ceremony:




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.


Join us for the 2nd annual Columbus Out of the Darkness Community Walk.  WERACOBA Park at Lakebottom - Bandstand Area, 1505 Cherokee Ave., Columbus, GA 31901.

There is no entry fee and no minimum donation, but all we do in Georgia comes from funds raised right here.

On street parking and limited off street parking (17th St, between 18th Ave and Cherokee Ave.)

The walk is @ 1.25 miles (once around the park).  Click HERE to see map.



Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND – AFSP Paws for Prevention Pooch Bandana - $10 donation



Download the 2018 Columbus GA 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! 



Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.

We will be selling Be The Voice merchandise and more.  Cash, check (made out to AFSP), and credit card accepted.

Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit 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.



Join us for our awesome cross fit ‘warm up’! … and push up challenge! 

Special speakers and other activities before and after the walk, as well as encouraging surprises along the route! 


Messages of Hope:

Special areas and activities for walkers to create a "message of hope" for themselves, someone they know, or someone who might be struggling. We want to spread the message that it is possible to overcome suicidal thoughts
and there are many resources available to help. 




Honor Beads:


Download the 2018 Columbus GA Walk Flyer to send to family & 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. 


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 09/29/2018 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. 


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


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