Walk Date: 09/14/2019
Walk Location: White River State Park Celebration Plaza - Indianapolis, IN
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:30 pm (Sponsors & community resource vendors, food trucks, & family fun activities begin)
Bead Ceremony: 1:30 pm
Opening Ceremony: 2:30 pm
Walk Starts: 3:00 pm
Walk Ends: 5:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Tammy Lundy
Contact Phone: 317-426-1750
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.
Walk Route & Maps
2019 Indy Walk Route for 3K 2019 Indy Walk Route for 5K
Any one is welcome! For those individuals who would like to attend the pre-walk festivities and opening ceremony only, there will be a resting tent for you to wait in the shade while your loved ones walk.
Handicap Porta Potties will be available at the walk site.
Visit http://cdn3.visitindy.com/map/DTParkMap_c040909.pdf for downtown Indianapolis Parking Options. Please be advised there may be other events happening in the area.
Become a Sponsor!
Download the Indianapolis SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 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!
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Indianapolis 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.
Curb your Hunger at the Indy Walk with our friends from Box Burger Truck, Craving Dawgs, Kona Ice and sponsor Marco’s Pizza!
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. Click HERE for a flyer.
Activities of Hope and Healing
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 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.