Alabama Walk

Join us on November 4, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 11/04/2018
Walk Location: NEW LOCATION! Veterans Park - 4800 Valleydale Rd - Birmingham, AL 35242 
Check-in/Registration Time: 1:00 pm 
Walk Begins: 2:30 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

Remember - Daylight Savings time ends at 2am on Sunday, November 4th. Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour!

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Nicole Rodriguez 
Contact Phone: 954-778-1115 
Contact Email: OOTDWalk.AL@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 Alabama Walk

Click here to read our Alabama Walk FAQ

SCHEDULE

 
Registration: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Opening Ceremony:    2:30pm
Walk Begins: Immediately after Opening Ceremony    2:45pm
Closing Ceremony: 3:30pm

 







WALK ROUTE

The Walk route will be around the lake at Veterans Park. The walk is intended to be a memorial and educational stroll. Please use discretion if you have known health issues.

BECOME A SPONSOR!

With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 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! Please contact Nicole at ootdwalk.al@gmail.com for more information!

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Alabama Out of the Darkness 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. Click HERE to like our Event page!

 

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

 

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event with #OutoftheDarkness in your tweets! Follow us as well @AFSP_AL

 
 

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

 


Share your photos with #OutoftheDarkness and follow us @AFSP_AL

 

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 11/04/2018 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 Paws for Prevention Tent.

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 1:00 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.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

There will be activities for children, live entertainment, and food trucks that will donate a portion of proceeds.

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

There will be a Survivor Area for people to support Survivors of Suicide Loss, and Steps of Hope, a place for people with lived experiences. Counselors will also be available.

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

America's First Federal Credit Union
Asbury United Methodist Church
Carr Allison
Regions Bank
SouthWest Water Company