Walk Date: 09/28/2019
Walk Location: The Common at Lake Quannapowitt - Wakefield, MA
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:00 am
Program Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:20 am
Walk Ends: 12:15 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jeannie Brown Dawson
Contact Phone: 617-257-0518
Contact Email: WakefieldWalk@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.
The walk is a 3 mile mostly flat route around the lake. You can also be a "virtual" walker. Simply register here like everyone else, bring your lawn chair to the event, and just enjoy the park and the goings on. There is music, information, and memorial activities. Lots of participants stay at the park and show their support that way.
Well behaved pets are welcome at the event. Make sure you stop by our Paws for Prevention booth. Buy a raffle ($10) for a doggie prize and get a free doggie treat and bandana.
Help Spread the Word!
Download the North Shore 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 09/28/2019 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.
Life Savers Club ~ any individual who raises $1,000 by the morning of the walk will receive recognition during closing ceremonies and receive a thank you gift. Individuals raising $5,000 will receive an extra gift.
Team Challenge ~ any team who raises $5,000 by 9/21/19 will receive a Team Banner before the walk.
Activities of Hope and Healing
Sign the Memorial Wall - there will be a new wall to sign this year and all previous years' walls will be on display for viewing.
Take Home a Piece of the Wall - in honor of our 10th year - participants will be able to sign or decorate a 3x3 tile and take it home with them.
Military Board & Display - Loss or Struggling - stop by the Military Board and show your respect.
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.