Madison Campus Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 04/14/2019
Walk Location: Sellery Basketball Courts - Madison, WI
Check-in/Registration Time:  12:00 pm
Walk Begins: 1:00 pm
Walk Ends: 2:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Vaughan Collins and Karyn Abrego 
Contact Phone: 920-660-5956 
Contact Email: walk.spuw@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. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Madison Campus Walk  

04/14/2019

WALK ROUTE

The walk is 3.7 miles, starting and ending at Sellery Residence Hall basketball courts, 
passing up and down the Lakeshore Path along Lake Mendota.

   

LOCATION & PARKING

The Out of the Darkness Madison Campus Walk will be held in the Sellery Residence Hall basketball courts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Sellery Residence Hall – Basketball Courts
821 W. Johnson St
Madison, WI 53706

The stars indicate public parking garages (fees may apply). To view the map in your browser click HERE.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use #OutoftheDarkness

Facebook: Like Ask.Listen.Save. for walk updates.
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Twitter: Follow Ask.Listen.Save. and tweet about the event.
Instagram: Follow and tag Ask.Listen.Save.

Post to your Facebook page with your fundraising page link
 
But stay away from the Facebook donate button! Those donations will not go to you!

 

BECOME A SPONSOR

Download the Madison Campus Walk Sponsorship Packet. With sponsorship levels starting at $250, this is a perfect opportunity for small and large business to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!

T-SHIRT

Raise $100 by 04/14/2019 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus 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 merchandise table.

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.
There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above.

The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. 

Remembrance Banner

In this walk of remembrance, it is important to recognize those who we have lost to suicide. This banner provides an opportunity for walk participants to write a message to someone they have lost or leave words of encouragement to those who still currently struggle.

Ribbons that correspond with the honor beads are available to take and pin onto the remembrance banner with your personalized message.

The remembrance banner will be used to lead the walk route.

 


Online registration closes at noon 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 June 30th.

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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