Walk Date: 11/03/2019
Walk Location: Piedmont Park - Atlanta, GA
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:15 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 3:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Stuart Winborne
Contact Phone: 404-275-3316
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.
Check-in/registration will open at 12:15 PM and the walk will start at 2:00 PM. It is recommended to arrive early to check-in, register and enjoy the activities and program. Event will take place rain or shine!
Registration and walk activities are located in the large meadow at Piedmont Park (10th and Monroe Drive). The walk is a 1.6 mile stroll inside the park. Strollers and leashed pets are welcome!
Special Needs Parking
Grady High School will be offering general parking as well as parking for special needs. Special needs parking is paved and has a level paved walkway leading directly to the sidewalk on 10th. Prepaid special needs parking can be reserved by emailing: email@example.com. Parking at Grady is $20
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 11/03/2019 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.
Day of the Walk: Resources & Activities
Honor Beads (see below)
Hope and Healing Wall - If you are a survivor of suicide loss, we encourage you to bring a non-returnable photo of your loved one to the event to add to the Hope and Healing Wall.
Resource Fair – This is a great opportunity to learn about local resources, hear about upcoming events and learn how to get involved with the Georgia Chapter.
AFSP Store - Looking for AFSP merchandise? The store will have a variety of items for sale so bring your cash, check or credit card!
Team Photos - Take photos with family and friends to remember your special day together. A photographer will be available but also have your phones ready!
Top Team Tables – All walk teams that raise $5,000 by noon on November 2nd will have their own team table with snacks and water!
Dove Release - The top ten fundraisers and team captains of the top 3 teams can participate in the dove release. Participants will be notified on Saturday, November 2nd.
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.