Walk Date: 04/20/2019
Walk Location: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL
Check-in/Registration Time: 4:00 pm
Walk Begins: 5:00 pm
Walk Ends: 7:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Angela Peterman & Beth Morrison (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: 618-536-4441
Contact Email: email@example.com
Dogs are welcome to the walk but, please, no skateboards, scooters, or bicycles for the safety of our walkers.
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.
We will begin the walk at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Student Center at 5 pm. We will then walk North up Illinois Avenue to the Carbondale Civic Center. From there we will walk South on University Avenue back to the Student Center. See Map.
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
Raise $100 by 04/20/2019 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.
Take a leaf and personalize it and place it on the tree. Then receive a packet of seeds to plant in memory.
Stay after the walk for a candlelight vigil to honor the ones we have lost and the ones struggling with thoughts of suicide.
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.
Make sure to come by the raffle table and check out our great prizes and buy some tickets!!!
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.