Walk Date: 09/14/2019
Walk Location: Chuck Albrecht Ball Fields - Anchorage, AK
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Opening Cermony/Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Closing Ceremony/Walk Ends: 12:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Dennis Lasley
Contact Phone: 907-250-1890
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.
We start at Albrecht Ball Fields, Take Campbell Creek trail to the east, cross under pedestrian underpass at Dr MLK and go North towards Tudor. At Tudor go west on the trail. Take pedestrian overpass over Tudor and go NB on trail system. Walk along ANTHC to entrance of University Lake. Walk along path across round-about NB along Elmore to University Lake Dr. Turn EB on University Lake Drive to Dog Park. Go SB into dog park and walk back to south entrance of dog park. Hit same trail system and follow path back to Albrecht Fields. *Green path is way out, red path is way back.*
Become a Sponsor
Download the Anchorage Out of the Darkness Community 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!
Download the Anchorage Out of the Darkness Community 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 09/14/2019 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.
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND - with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the Paws for Prevention Tent.
Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.
Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 10:00 AM. This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.
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.
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.