Walk Date: 09/28/2019
Walk Location: California State Capitol - West Steps - Sacramento, CA
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Lezlie Young, Area Director
Contact Phone: 916-534-9872
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 route is wheel chair and stroller friendly. Route monitors will guide you on a relaxing stroll through the streets of downtown Sacramento.
Become a Sponsor!
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 and show our community that you care! All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits depending on the level! We can also create custom sponsorships. Click here to download our Sacramento Sponsorship package.
Community Resource Fair
Want to host an information table inside the Walk Community Resource Fair? Contact us at Sacramentowalk@gmail.com for information. Must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Space is limited, so apply today!
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 9:00 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.
Volunteers assist with everything from set-up and breakdown, food and beverage stations, route support, raffle area, and much more! Click here to register as a volunteer. We can’t do it without you!
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Sacramento 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! We encourage you to tell your story of why you support AFSP. 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 09/28/2019 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.
The team that fundraises the most online by noon on Friday 9/27 (the Friday before the event) will carry the AFSP banner and lead the route!
Visit our merchandise tent and stock up on your favorite AFSP merchandise. (Cash and debit/credit accepted.)
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. Don’t forget to buy your furry friend an AFSP Pooch bandana at the Merchandise Tent.
Activities of Hope and Healing
We will be offering interactive activities throughout the event. Take part or simply pause for a quiet moment of reflection.
Take a photo with our 1000 paper cranes, believed to be a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times.
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.