Upstate Area SC Walk

Join us on October 14, 2018


Event Details

Walk Date: 10/14/2018
Walk Location: Lakeside Park - 1500 Piedmont Highway - Piedmont, SC
Check-in/Registration Time: 1:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Barbara Pressley 
Contact Phone: 864-477-8056 
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 Upstate Area SC Walk

New Walk Location: Lakeside Park
1500 Piedmont Highway, Piedmont, SC 29673



Registration: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Opening Ceremony:    2:00pm
Walk Begins:  3:15pm
Closing Ceremony: 4:15pm


The walk will begin at the Pavilion and it will continue around our beautiful park. There will be signs along the route. The walk is mainly flat surface and you can walk as much or as little as you want.


Download the SC Upstate Area Out of the Darkness Community Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKETWith 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 SC Upstate 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!


Raise $150 by 10/14/2018 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. 


Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event.  There is a dog park located on site. Feel free to enjoy this feature with your pets. AND with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP doggie bandana!



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

Information tables hosted by AFSP, National Guard and Vet4Warriors will open at 2:00 pm.  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. 



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



There are multiple ways you can participate. There is no cost to register, but the goal is to raise funds through donations. You can participate as:

The top fundraising Team by shirt order date will have their Team name added to the Walk shirt,

Top fundraising Team by October 14th, will carry the Walk Banner and lead the walk, and

Top fundraising individual by October14thth will cut the Walk Ribbon.

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.

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


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Belton Comprehensive Dentistry, Inc
CWS Insurance Agency, Inc
Davis Services INC.
Foothills Metal Supply
HM Solutions Inc
Montessori Academy of Spartanburg
QuikTrip Corporation
RNA Investments, LLC
TTi Power Equipment