North Country Walk

Join us on September 30, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/30/2018
Walk Location: Olympic Oval - Lake Placid, NY
Check-in/Registration Time: 11:30 am
Opening Ceremony: 1:00 pm
Walk Begins: 1:30 pm
Walk Ends/Closing Ceremony: 3:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Shelby Davis 
Contact Phone: 518-932-1241 
Contact Email: shelby@mhainessex.org

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 North Country Walk

   

If you have difficulty registering, contact Laura at 518-791-1544 or lmarx@afsp.org 
If you have questions, need help with fundraising ideas, or want to help contact Shelby at 518-932-1241 or shelby@mhainessex.org.

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.

DIRECTIONS

The Olympic Speed Skating  Oval is located on Main Street in Lake Placid. Parking is available on the street. 

WALK ROUTE

The walk begins with the first lap around the Olympic Speed Skating Oval then proceeds on to Main Street with one loop around Mirror Lake returning at the Oval.

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the North Country Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $150, 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 North Country 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.  Connect to our Facebook event page for up to date event and program information.

 

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 09/30/2018 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. 

RESOURCES AREA

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.  Information tables will be available hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations.  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. Know an organization that may want a resource table at the event?  Download our resource table form here. 

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Memory Board

Lifekeeper Memory Quilts featuring our newest 2018 quilt

Dove Balloon Release

    

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

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Depressed Cake Shop

Face Painting, Clown, Music, Adirondack Bagpiper, AFSP Merchandise, Raffles, Light Refreshments

 

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

Adirondack Medical Center
Airgas USA PA
Carcuzzi Car Care Center
Hurley Bros. Inc.
Lake Placid Family Dental
Madden's Transfer & Storage