Walk Date: 09/29/2018
Walk Location: Monument Mountain High School - Great Barrington, MA
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jill Fleming and Bertha Connelley (Berthah1@gmail.com, 413-626-0030)
Contact Phone: 413-387-3770
Contact Email: email@example.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.
The walk route will begin on the track of Monument Mountain High School then follow a path around the campus that will include grassy sections, sidewalks, and gravel paths, with some inclines and hills. For those who prefer a flat course and walking surface may stay on the track for the duration of the walk.
Download the Berkshire County 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 Berkshire Coutny 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
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 09/29/2018 and receive a 2018 Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!
Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additonal cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the event.
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 8:30am. 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.
If you are a community partner and would like to table at the Berkshire County Out of the Darkness Walk please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING
Steps in Silence
As our walkers move throughout the walk course, we ask for “Steps In Silence” – a time for quiet reflection during the short shaded section of the walk course touching the wooded edges of the campus.
Be The Voice Sign Station
Be the Voice for suicide Prevention and share your message withyour fellow walkers and community Take advantage of the supplies on hand to make a sign to carry along the walk route!
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.