Walk Date: 09/14/2019
Walk Location: Liberty Park - Salt Lake City, UT
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Program Start:11:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:15 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Shari Elliott
Contact Phone: 801-949-6192
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, 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.
The walk takes place inside Liberty Park on the Northwest Corner and the route is 2 laps around the park. Also, we will have additional parking available at Salt Lake Community College Campus located on 1700 South and State Street. Shuttles will depart every 15 minutes to and from the park beginning at 9 a.m. Parking inside the park is limited and the side streets fill up quickly!
Please click here to download an image of the route.
Become a Sponsor!
Download the Salt Lake City Out of the Darkness Community Walk Sponsorship Packet. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!
Sponsors can click HERE to upload a signed agreement and logo, request an invoice, indicate best times to call for credit card processing, add notes, and more.
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Salt Lake City Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community. Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives! Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you walk!
Raise $150 by 09/14/2019 and receive an official 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.
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 Paws for Prevention Tent.
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 9 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.
We will have food trucks at the event selling both breakfast and lunch options so plan to eat and hang out in the park ! We will also have a Silent Auction where you may bid on a variety of items and baskets that have been donated. We accept cash, check and credit cards!
Activities of Hope and Healing
We will have Memory Tables set up for you to bring a photo of your loved one to display. We ask that you be mindful of the frame it is in as sit may be knocked down accidentally. We also ask that you come back after the event to pick up the photos. We also have a Lived Experience area where we write messages of HOPE to someone who may be thinking of suicide or has experienced attempts or ideation in the past.
Honor Beads (provided for free)
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.
A special thank you to our media sponsors!
The Out of the Darkness Community 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.