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: email@example.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.
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.
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
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
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 09/07/2019 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
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.
Food tent with baked goods, House of Munch Food Truck, Queen City Foods truck
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.