Walk Date: 09/21/2019
Walk Location: The Commons Park in Downtown Medford - Medford, OR
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:30 am
Walk Begins: 12:00 pm
Raffle: 1:30 PM
Walk Ends: 2:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Ashley Cay
Contact Phone: 541-531-5124
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.
Sponsor the Walk!
You can help support the walk through your company or business! Sponsor levels start at just $500 so this is a great opportunity for small and large businesses! Click Here to download the sponsorship packet!
Help Spread the Word!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness and #StopSuicide
Raise $150 by 09/21/2019 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
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.
Sign our Banner of Hope with encouraging messages to loved ones. We hang previous years’ banners around the event and continue to share memories with our community.
Family friendly event! We have temporary tattoos, face-painting, lemonade/snacks and a playground!
Local organizations gather together at our event to share resources and programs that are available in the Rogue Valley for mental health and survivor support.
Pin a Veteran to your back for the duration of the walk, to carry and support the struggle of those who lost their fight with PTSD. Support and respect our service members with this honor.
Friendly, leashed dogs are always welcome to accompany family to our events!
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.