Orlando Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 02/02/2019
Walk Location: Baldwin Park - 2420 Lakemont Avenue - Orlando, FL
Check-in/Registration Time: 7:30 am
Walk Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Vicki Long 
Contact Phone: 407-701-2422 
Contact Email: vlong.afsp@yahoo.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 June 30th.

Welcome to the 12th Annual Orlando Walk 

Baldwin Park, corner of Lakemont Ave & Upper Park Road

February 2, 2019

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.

SCHEDULE

Registration: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 9:30 am
Closing Ceremony: 11:00 am

 

WALK ROUTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a 3-5 mile scenic walk around Lake Baldwin. It's a journey of hope to heal the losses of the past and help prevent suicide from taking more lives.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Orlando Out of the Darkness  SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With 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! 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the 12th Annual Orlando 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 Facebook know you are participating or interested in the event!

 

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 and #OutoftheDarkness 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 02/02/2019 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.  

 

    

Ms. Little Bit Long                Mr. Cooper McKenna

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 8:00 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

Please stop by and place a Butterfly on our Memory tree.  Also  please bring a copy of a picture to put on our Memory Wall. Photos will not be returned. 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Friday, January 11th.

 

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.

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

CHALK WALK

Memories are made here, your memories, your thoughts, whatever you are feeling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 May 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

American Legion Post 286
Old Republic Surety Company