Rowan University Campus Walk

Join us on April 28, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 04/28/2019
Walk Location: Behind the Chamberlain Student Center - Glassboro, NJ
Check-in/Registration Time:  8:30 am
Walk Begins: 9:30 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

**All minors must be accompanied by an adult.**

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Robin Fierstein, PsyD & Lindsay Johnson, MSEd, LPC
Contact Phone: 856-256-4333 
Contact Email: Johnsonln@rowan.edu & gottsch@rowan.edu

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

Rowan University Campus Walk  

04/28/2019

WALK ROUTE

The Walk will begin on the patio located behind Chamberlain Student Center.  

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

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

Download the Rowan University Campus Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community. 

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

Click here to view our Facebook page.


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!

 

T-SHIRT

Raise $100 by 04/28/2019 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. 

The top fundraising student team by Wednesday, April 18th will lead the Walk and carry the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk banner.

The top three student teams with the most registrations by Wednesday, April 18th will receive a prize at the walk.

The faculty/staff team who raises the most money by Wednesday, April 18th will receive a prize at the walk.

PAWS FOR PREVENTION

Stop by to meet therapy dogs from Furrever Friends, Tri-State Dogs, and Alliance of Therapy Dogs.  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event.  AND - with a $5 donation, you can pick up an AFSP pooch bandana at the Paws for Prevention Tent.

PARKING

Parking for the Walk is available on the 3rd floor of the Townhouse Garage as well as Parking Lots E and A.  Click here for a map.

RESOURCE FAIR

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area. 

Information tables hosted by Rowan University clubs and local mental health resources will be open at 9:00 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.

 

 

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. 


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.