Walk Date: 10/07/2018
Walk Location: Juniata County Fairgrounds - Port Royal, PA
Check-in/Registration Time: 1:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 3:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Melissa Fausey
Contact Phone: 717-994-6584
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 Juniata County Out of the Darkness Walk will be held at the Juniata County Fairgrounds in Port Royal. The route paved and mostly level, and is a little more than a half mile long. The route may be walked several times around as time allows, and a shorter route is available as well.
Download the Juniata Valley Out of the Darkness Walk- Juniata County SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $100.00 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
Download the Juniata Valley Out of the Darkness Walk- Juniata 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
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 10/07/2018 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.
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. Stop by the Paws for Prevention Tent, sponsored by Flickinger’s Paws and Claws for a free AFSP Pooch bandana. Doggie water bowls will be available for your furry friend to get a drink. Please be sure to clean up after your pet!
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.
Agencies and organizations who will have information available are:
TriCounty Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission
Pennsylvania National Guard
Juniata County Prevention Board
The Juniata County Out of the Darkness Walk will be like no other! We are pleased to announce that our walk will be themed "Racing Out of the Darkness" and will celebrate the racing community in Juniata County and their commitment to suicide prevention and awareness. Special guest Richie Dobson will be at the walk with his suicide awareness car.
The Juniata County Out of the Darkness Walk will feature the band RUZE! The band will be playing during the walk to help you keep the pep in your step, and keep your spirits up as we celebrate the lives of loved ones, and work towards preventing suicide. Stop by the stage and enjoy some live music.
JCo. Rockz! will be at the walk with their inspiring seek-and-find community rocks. Pick up a rock and hide it somewhere in the community- spread the kindness and the #OutoftheDarkness message!
ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING
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
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.