Buffalo Walk

Join us on September 7, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/07/2019
Walk Location: Canalside - Buffalo, NY
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:30 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Missy Stolfi 
Contact Phone: 585-202-2783 
Contact Email: mstolfi@afsp.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.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Buffalo 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

Route is 3.1 miles in length, with opportunity to stop part way.

Parking available at Waterfront Village, 50 Lakefront Blvd. For those with limited mobility, please drop off at corner of Lloyd and Marine.

Click here for parking information: https://buffalowaterfront.com/faqs

Pets

Leashed and friendly dogs are welcome, you are responsible for your pet!

Help Spread the Word!

Download the Buffalo Walk 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!  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 09/07/2019 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

Group Yoga session on stage at 9am, all abilities and levels. Stretch out and center yourself for the walk, provided by Liz Vetrano from Yogis in Service

Honor Bead Ceremony

Memory Garden and Honor Beads

Imprinting Lives t-shirt printing with a loved one's photo

Handcrafted wood signage

Care Tent with reiki, craft, and therapy dogs

Add your loved one's name to a track sign

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.

Other Activities

Food tent with baked goods, House of Munch Food Truck, Queen City Foods truck

WNY Superheroes

Emcee Rob Lederman 

Live feed from Country 106.5 WYRK

Vendor tent with our community partners

Basket raffles, 50/50, and silent auction

AFSP merchandise for sale

Take a photo with the motorcycles courtesy of BACA

Suicide Prevention Truck courtesy of Town of Cheektowaga

 

A special thank you to local children's author, Sarah Klaiber (author of "Treasures Around Us: A journey dedicated to mental health awareness").


 

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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