Williston Walk

Join us on September 22, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/22/2018
Walk Location: Williston State College, 1410 Univ. Ave. - Williston, ND
Check-in/Registration Time: 11:00 am
Walk Begins: 12:00 pm
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Lori Geltel 
Contact Phone: 701-570-0095 
Contact Email: dlgeltel@midco.net

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 Williston Walk

 

SCHEDULE

 
Registration: 11:00am-12:30pm
Opening Ceremony:    12:30pm
Walk Begins:  1:00pm
Closing Ceremony: 2:00pm

 

 

 

 

WALK ROUTE

We will walk north on University Avenue to 18th St.  We will take 18th St. to 2nd Ave W.  2nd Ave W will lead us to 14th St, where we will make our way back to WSC.  Those who prefer to walk a shorter route may cut across to 14th street on 1st or 2nd Ave E.

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Williston Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities at only $250.00, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponors will receive marketing and publicity benefits! 

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. 

 

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 09/22/2018 and receive a 2018 Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk. 

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 11:00AM. This will be an opporutnity 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

Silent auction begins at 11:00. Winning bids will be announced at the closing ceremonies.



ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Please bring pictures and memorabilia of your friend/loved one for our memory wall to be displayed at the walk venue.

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


 

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.

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.

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