Tulsa Metro Area Walk

Join us on October 20, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/20/2018
Walk Location: Kendall-Whittier Park - Tulsa, OK
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Erika Johnson & Robin Hudson LeBlanc (539-777-0122) 
Contact Phone: 918-351-3853 
Contact Email: breakthesilencetulsa@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 December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Tulsa Metro Area Walk

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.

NEED TO KNOW

Please bring a chair or blanket to relax if desired, and bring an umbrella in case of inclement weather.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

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 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 10/20/2018 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. 

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.  Please keep your dog on a leash and make sure to bring your own doggie do bags!

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.

  

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Memory Wall:

Please bring a photo of your loved ones to put on the memory wall.

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
 

         

AFSP STORE

                

 

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.

Special Note: 

**The walk length is approximately 5K.

Interested in being a corporate sponsor or volunteering for our walk? There are many benefits AND you'll contribute positively to your community. 

Contact our walk chair for sponsorship information at: breakthesilencetulsa@yahoo.com

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

Gore Hardware
Oklahoma State University
Raising Canes