Columbia MO Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/07/2018
Walk Location: Stephen's Park - Columbia, MO
Check-in/Registration Time: 11:00 am
Opening Ceremony:  1:30pm
Walk Begins: 2:15 pm
Walk Ends/Closing Ceremony: 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Beth Hendren 
Contact Phone: 573-673-9533 
Contact Email: bhendren.afsp@gmail.com

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 Columbia MO Walk

SCHEDULE

 

Registration:

11:00am – 1:00pm

Opening Ceremony:

1:30pm

Walk Begins: 

2:15pm

Closing Ceremony:

4:00pm

 

   

 

 

 

 

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.

WALK ROUTE

We will take 1.5 laps around Stephen’s Lake.  The first lap will be the full lap, the second lap will be cut in half by turning by the lake. We will have signs, arrows and volunteers to help your journey. You can do as little or as much as is comfortable for you. 

VOLUNTEER

Want to Sign Up to be a Volunteer?

Please sign up to help our event to be successful. You can do as little or as much as you would like.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b0449a4a72ba7f94-afsp

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the COLUMBIA 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! 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Columbia 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


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!

 

T-SHIRTS

Raise $150 by 10/07/2018 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. 

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 Merchandise Table.

RESOURCE FAIR

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 11:00 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 prevention, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impactd by suicide loss.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Raffles/Silent Auction
Food Trucks (% of sales will go to AFSP)
Live Music 
 
 

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Reading of Names
Inspirational Chalk Messages
Photo Brick Wall 
           o PLEASE BRING A PICTURE OF YOUR LOVED ONE
Sand Ceremony (@ closing ceremony)

   

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.
 
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
 
 

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

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