Walk Date: 09/14/2019
Walk Location: Silver Park - Missoula, MT
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Walk Begins: 12:45 pm
Walk Ends: 3:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Nancy Yates
Contact Phone: 406-855-5267
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.
We will be walking around the Silver Park walking path, together in community to raise hope and awareness that suicide is preventable. Our goal is to complete 4 laps around the entire park, during the walk laps we will be sharing why various teams are walking or sharing memories of loved ones lost to suicide. Click here for a map.
This is a pet friendly event, but please have your pets on leashes and clean up after them.
Become a Sponsor!
Download the Missoula 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!
Click here to upload your sponsor agreement and logo online.
Help Spread the Word!
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.
Activities of Hope and Healing
We will have a memory bead table, memory and hope boards for walkers to create. There will be AFSP merchandise for sale. We will have a variety of support tables/resources available from the community. We plan to have a rock painting table for the kids. There will be a food/coffee vendor onsite as well.
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.
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Missoula Osprey Out of the Darkness Walk Night (to include fireworks!) - June 22nd, 6:30 PM
Painting with a Purpose - August 6th 6:30-8:30 PM at Painting with a Twist
Lolo Brewery Pint Night - September 11th, 6PM-9PM
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.