Yellowstone Valley Walk

Join us on September 15, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/15/2019
Walk Location: Veterans Park - Billings, MT
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:45 pm
Program Begins: 2:15 pm
Walk Begins: 2:10 pm
Walk Ends: 3:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Joan Nye & Erin Bratsky (406-272-6228) 
Contact Phone: 406-321-0591 
Contact Email: yvootdWalk@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 Yellowstone Valley 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 and Walk Information

Everyone checks in starting at 12:45pm! Silent auction with fabulous items and other activities from 12:45pm-2pm. Three-mile walk with a shorter 1/2 mile option. 

Please bring your own water bottle. We'l have jugs of water for refills. We'll also have some water bottles and recycle bins, but we want to be kind to our Earth, as much as possible. 

Become a Sponsor

Download the Yellowstone Valley Walk Sponsorship Packet. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!

Click here to upload your sponsor agreement and logo online.

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. 

 
  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 09/15/2019 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

Memory Wall including the popular origami cranes

Silent Auction/Other Activities

12:45 pm - 2pm: Silent auction with fabulous items and other activities. 

Get your FREE raffle tickets for great prizes at check-in. 

Free photo booth--picture strips of you and pals

Activities for children

Chuck E. Cheese and Super Heroes in costume 

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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