Missoula Walk

Join us on September 14, 2019

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Event Details

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: nyates633@gmail.com

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.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Missoula Walk

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

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.

Pets

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


  Follow Us! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page.  Check out our Facebook event page for this Walk.

 
  Follow Us! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
 

  Remember your LinkedIn connections!
 
 
 Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in walker central (must be logged in)

 

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!

T-Shirts

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. 

Honor Beads

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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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. 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

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