Palm Beach County Walk

Join us on September 29, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/29/2018
Walk Location: John Prince Park - Center Drive Pavilion - Lake Worth, FL
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Adriane Cantwell 
Contact Phone: 561-506-5400 
Contact Email: ANCantwell@outlook.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 Palm Beach County Walk

Saturday, September 29, 2018

 

SCHEDULE

 
Registration: 8:30am - 9:30am
Opening Ceremony:    9:30am
Walk Begins:  10:00am
Walk Ends: Noon

 







WALK ROUTE

The walk will be an approximate 5k walk. Click here for a walk map.

Please click here for a PDF version of map.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Palm Beach County 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 #PalmBeachCountyOOTD


Click HERE to like our chapter page! 

 

Click HERE to let everyone on FB know you are participating or interested in the event!  

 

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 09/29/2018 and receive a 2018 Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!

Teams that raise $1,000 by August 31st will get their team name on the back of the Out of the Darkness Walk 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. 
 

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 8:30 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. 

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

We will have activities of hope and healing.


 

Dedicate a sign in memory of a loved one lost to suicide. These signs will be placed along the walk as a memorial to those we have lost and as a reminder of why we fight to bring the issue of suicide out of the darkness and help those who may still be struggling.

For a $50 donation, a sign will be created in memory of your loved one and personalized with a message or quote. After the Walk is finished, you are welcome to take your sign home.

If you are interested, click here to download the order form, all forms need to be received back by Wednesday, September 19th.

At the conclusion of the opening ceremony there will be a butterfly release.

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


 

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!

 

Sponsored By

Coral Shores Behavioral Health
Howe & Rusling