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.
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.
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!
Help Spread the Word!
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 09/15/2019 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
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
Chuck E. Cheese and Super Heroes in costume
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.