Ocala Walk

Join us on November 3, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 11/03/2018
Walk Location: Baseline Trailhead Park 4803 SE 58th Avenue, #4397 - Ocala, FL
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Ciara T, Andrea V (352-653-4813, aventura589@gmail.com), Sarah C (561-392-7877, sclark@afsp.org) 
Contact Phone: 352-817-8972 
Contact Email: cntaylor1959@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 Ocala Walk
Saturday, November 3

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.

WALK ROUTE

The Baseline Road Trailhead features a five-mile, paved, multi-use trail that is situated along former pastures which are being restored to the original, longleaf pine, sandhill community.  The Park offers parking, amenities and a playground.

Well behaved dogs and cats are allowed on the Greenway with a maximum 6-foot, hand held leash and owners must clean up after the animals as needed.

Picnic tables and pavilions are also on site.

The walk route and event are both wheelchair and stroller friendly.

For more information about the park, visit their website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/trail/Baseline-Road

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Ocala Walk 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 Ocala 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! If you would like hard copies mailed to you, email Sarah Clark at sclark@afsp.org.  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!  Like the North Florida Chapter Facebook Page HERE.

 

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event with #OutoftheDarkness and #20x2025!

 
 

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

 


Like AFSP Florida Panhandle on Instagram ( afspnorthflorida)

 

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 11/03/2018 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. 

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

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
 
 

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!

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