Salem Out of the Darkness Walk

Join us on September 28, 2019

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Welcome to the Salem Oregon Out of the Darkness Walk!

 

Will you walk to help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide? Click Register Now for free registration!

When you participate in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people nationwide to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. 

Thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025

 

Walk Date: 09/28/2019 
Walk Location: Oregon State Capitol Steps - Salem, OR
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:30 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Ryan Price
Contact Phone: 503-951-3012 
Contact Email: rprice@afsp.org

 

Check back later for additional details including location, walk route, safety information and parking details.

If you need help logging into your page or setting up your personal fundraising page, please email walks@afsp.org. 

 

How you can Help

You can help promote the walk in your community! Click Here to download a flyer for the walk! 
Share on Social Media

Please be sure to use the following: 

fb: AFSPOregonChapter

Twitter: @afsporegon

Create a custom shareable!

Create your own customizable image to share on social media!  Click Here to create your own! 

Corporate Partnership

Sponsor the Walk:

Have your business sponsor the Portland Walk.  View sponsorship opportunies or email oregon@afsp.org for additional information.

 
 
Fundraising: 

$150+ - Walk t-shirt. Raise $150 by 09/28/2019 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!

Individuals:
  1. Raise $150, get a shirt at the walk. T-shirts are only given to people who raise $150 or more! They will not be for sale!
  2. Raise $300, get an AFSP  Popsocket for your phone  at the walk.
  3. Raise $1,000 before September 18th and dedicate a song at the walk.*
  4. Raise $2,000 before August 23rd and your name will be printed on the back of the participant t-shirts!
Teams:
  1. Teams that raise $2,000 before September 18th can dedicate a song at the walk.*
  2. Teams that raise $3,000 before August 23rd will get their team name printed on the back of the participant t-shirts.
  3. Teams that raise over $5,000 can choose 5 free items at the AFSP store at the walk!**
 
The Top Fundraising Team will carry the AFSP banner and lead the walk!
 
 

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. Credit cards accepted at the walk!

 

 

 

Resources and activities at the walk:

 

AFSP Information Tent

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to visit the Education Outreach Community Tent. 

This is a great opportunity to gather resources, hear about upcoming events and learn how to get involved with the Oregon Chapter.

Community Resource Fair

Please visit the resource fair!  

We've invited other nonprofits who work in suicide prevention/mental health to have a free table at the walk!  Be sure to visit the resource tables so you can get additional resources and information that might be helpful for you. 

If you are interested in your organization having a table at the walk, please click here to fill out an application! 

AFSP Store:

Come by the AFSP store to pick up your HOPE or "Be the Voice to #StopSuicide" merchandise!  All proceeds will help us reach our fundraising goal! 

 

 
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.

Paws for Prevention:

Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND - with a $5 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the AFSP Store!  If you are bringing your four legged friend, please be sure to bring supplies to clean up after them!

 
Why I Walk Sign

For a $1 donation, receive a "Why I Walk Sign" to share your reason for walking.  Visit the AFSP Store to pick up your sign and attach it to your shirt!

Memorial Garden

Click Here to download a template that you can decorate in memory of your loved ones.  You can attach pictures or other things that you want to use to memorilaize your loved ones. Please note, if you bring a picture make sure it is a copy. Photos may get damaged or lost. 

Printed copies of the template will be available at the walk if you don't have access to a printer

Wall of Hope

Visit the Wall of Hope to write a message of encouragement to someone who might be struggling. 

 

 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

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