Walk Date: 09/14/2019
Walk Location: Oak Park - Minot, ND
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Opening Ceremony: 11:30 am
Walk Begins: 12:00 pm
Closing Ceremony: 1:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Twyla Hofer & Cellest Hofer (701-720-5064, email@example.com)
Contact Phone: 701-720-1144
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.
Our walk will begin at the Shelter and will follow the park through the walking path. 1 lap will be approximately 1.3 miles. We will be making 2 laps and will pass the shelter for those who choose to only walk 1 lap. Click here for a map of the Walk Route.
Become a Sponsor
Download the Minot Out of the Darkness Community Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250 as a Hope sponsor, 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 Minot Out of the Darkness Community 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.
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 10:00am. 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 2 tables for Rock Painting this year! Paint one for your loved one, yourself, or just because and place it along the route or take it home with you.
Take a family or group photo with our photo banner. Take a selfie with some of our AFSP photo props.
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.
Place a note, picture, or any memorabilia on out Memory Wall. We ask that all items be 8.5”x11” or smaller.
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.
Day of Walk Events
Chance Auction – Tickets will be available at the walk to be purchased.
Some larger items available include a Chair donated by I Keating’s, a 5’ Tree of Life metal sign donated by Roto Rooter, and a walk quilt.
Rock Painting – We provide the rocks and paint, you bring your creativity.
Memory Wall – We will have writing materials and paper at the walk. Feel free to bring your own items!
Temporary Tattoos – Water free temporary tattoos will be available for all to wear and support AFSP.
Food – A light meal will be provided following the end of the walk.
Starving Rooster Dine to Donate – March 19th
Bearscat Donuts – April 29th to May 4th
Bowl for a Cause at North Hill Bowl – May 20th 5pm – 9pm
Watch for upcoming events such as Sabre Dogs Game, Applebee’s, 5 Guys, and an Ice Arena Event!