Pasco County Walk

Join us on October 26, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/26/2019
Walk Location: Sims Park - New Port Richey, FL
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:30 am
Program Start Time: 10:30 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Marie Kelley 
Contact Phone: 205-370-3908 
Contact Email: marie.afsp@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 Pasco County 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 begin the Walk from the stage with the Top Team leading the way. Then we'll proceed to walk to the right of the lake and walk around it, cross over by the Splash pad and playground and walk around towards the left of the park area over towards the water and walk along the side on the path, then behind the stage crossing the playground back to the right of the lake forming a figure 8 and we will walk that route again. 

Pets

Pets are welcome! Please have them on a leash and clean up after them. You may purchase a bandana for your pet and proceeds go towards the overall fundraising. 

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. View our event page

 
  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 10/26/2019 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

There will be a Memory Board to honor loved ones. 

Sticky Notes will be available to write encouraging notes to people and pass them out to who you choose.

Enjoy some Yoga in the Park for relaxation.

  

Digital Memory Sign

Dedicate a sign in memory of a loved one lost to suicide. These signs will be displayed digitally on the sign boards near the Sims Park Stage as a memorial to those we have lost and as a reminder of why we fight to bring the issue of suicide out of the darkness and help those who may still be struggling.

The sign will be created in memory of your loved one and personalized with a message or quote. 

If you are interested, please fill out this form by Wednesday, October 16th.

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.

 

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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