Dallas Walk

Join us on October 26, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/26/2019
Walk Location: Addison Circle Park - Dallas, TX
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sarah Allen 
Contact Phone: 469-989-8282 
Contact Email: sallen@afsp.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.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Dallas 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.

About the Walk

We encourage you to walk with over 2,400 others to support suicide prevention for 3K through Addison Circle. Register online prior to October 25th at noon CST, for a faster check-in on event day. 

Volunteer on Walk Day

Volunteers assist with everything from set-up and breakdown to food and beverage stations, to route support, prize giveaways, and much more! Click here to register as a volunteer and make sure to join the AFSP North Texas Chapter Volunteers Facebook Group. 

Become a Sponsor

Download the Dallas 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!

Upload your sponsor agreement and logo online

Help Spread the Word!

Download the Dallas 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


  Follow Us! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page.  View our event 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!
 
 
  Follow Us! 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!

Pets

Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the Dallas walk. AFSP dog bandanas will be available for a $10 donation. 

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 10/26/2019 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. 

Team Captains

Early Team Check-In:

To avoid possible long lines on Walk day, team captains are invited to attend early check in events the week before the walk. Date and times TBD - e-mails will go out to team captains with this information. 

Team captains will receive any t-shirts earned by walkers on the team. Also, they will be able to turn in any additional donations

Team Incentives

(levels include the benefits from all lower levels)

$7,500 - Team Tent on walk day with breakfast for team members 

$5,000 - Team banner 

$3,000 - Team name of the back of the walk shirt *Deadline October 1

$1,500 - Shout out on the walk route 

*All signs and banners will be yours to take with you after the walk

Activities of Hope and Healing

We invite you bring a copy of an image of your loved one to place on the Memory Wall. We will have construction paper and markers on hand for personalization. To reserve space for others, please limit it to one photo, and no larger than 8.5x11

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.

Other Activities

Kid's Activities

The Dallas walk is a family friendly event and we encourage you to bring your children to participate in the activities. Journey of Hope will be on site hosting the Kid's Activity Center. Their trained volunteers will be leading children in healing activites like rock painting, memory wall, and more. 

Mental Health Care Tent

Mental health is just as important as physcial health. At the Dallas walk, we will have a special area, secluded from the busy activites, that will be staffed with mental health professionals. Additionally, there will be people around the park wearing We Are Here For You pins - if you need someone to hug, cry with, or just be with, they are a safe space for you. 

AFSP Merchandise

Make sure to stop by the AFSP Merchandise Table to purchase AFSP swag to support and raise awareness about the cause. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Resource and Exhibitor Fair

Visit the Resource Fair and Exhibitor Fair tables opening at 8:00 am

Visit the AFSP Booth and review the latest AFSP reference materials and learn how to get involved with the AFSP North Texas Chapter.

Meet local professionals, counselors, staff & representatives from mental health and suicide prevention organizations as well as other groups that support the cause.

Enjoy Refreshments

Food trucks will be on site throughout the morning. Multiple yummy options for breakfast and lunch at various times. Vendors are donating a percentage of their proceeds to the walk.

Water and snacks & drinking fountains available during the walk.

Photo Booth

Enjoy the inflatable a photobooth with AFSP signs and props. Photos are printed out on site and provided at no charge.

 

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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