University of Michigan Campus Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 04/14/2019
Walk Location: (MOVED INDOORS - 1150 State Street) - Ann Arbor, MI
Check-in/Registration Time:  12:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 3:00 pm

Morning of the walk at 8 a.m. walkers will get an email letting them know if we will start our day at Ferry Field or inside at 1150 STATE ST Ann Arbor, MI 48104. This is all weather dependent. We will have volunteers at Ferry Field directing people to the indoor facility in case we decide to move the location.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kimberly Snodgrass 
Contact Phone: 231-342-3241 
Contact Email: kimsnod@umich.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

University of Michigan Campus Walk  

04/14/2019

WALK ROUTE

Update: the walk will be indoors at 1150 STATE ST Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

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


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 04/14/2019 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. 

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Hope Tent

Quiet tent for people to reflect, will have post-it notes for people to write words of encouragement for other people to look at and enjoy

Memory Boards

Boards that people can decorate with pictures of people they have lost to suicide or who are struggling with mental health

WSN Support Groups

Peer-led support groups put on by WSN (campus organization) where people will be encouraged to share their own feelings while also supporting/leaning on others in their community

Rock Painting

Walkers will have the opportunity to draw/write hopeful messages at walks which will then be placed at the closing ceremony

 

    

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.

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