Treasure Valley Area Walk

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Welcome to the Treasure Valley Out of the Darkness Walk!

Online registration for the walk has closed.  You can still register in person starting at 8:30 AM! 

Online registration for the walk has closed but you can still register in person starting at 8:30a.

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: 10/12/2019 
Walk Location: Kleiner Park - Meridian, ID
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am
Opening Ceremony Begins: 10:00 am

Walk Starts: About 10:30 AM

Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jeff Weeks
Contact Phone: 208-249-0941 
Contact Email: suicide_preventionid@yahoo.com

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

 

Scroll to the bottom for a list of frequently asked questions! 

How you can Help

Corporate Partnership

Sponsor the Walk:

Have your business sponsor the Treasure Valley Out of the Darkness Walk.  View sponsorship opportunies or email idaho@afsp.org for additional information.

 

 
Share a flyer for the walk!
You can help promote the walk in your community! 

Click Here to download a digital flyer for sharing!

Post Flyers in Your Community:

Want us to send you some printed copies of the flyer?

Click Here to request printed copies of the flyer!

 
Fundraising

 

 

 

Raise $150 by 10/12/2019 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. Credit cards accepted at the walk!

*Click here for an offline donation form.

 

 

Resources and activities at the walk:

 

AFSP Information Tent

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to visit the AFSP tent! 

This is a great opportunity to gather resources, hear about upcoming events and learn how to get involved with the Idaho 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 hosting a table, please email Idaho@afsp.org and request information!

 

 
Honor Beads (provided for free)

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.

 
 
I'm Walking For

I'm Walking for Bib:
Be sure to get your "Why I Walk Bib" that stickst to your shirt to share your reason for walking.

 

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! 

 

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!

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Where will we be walking?

A: The route takes place inside Kleiner Memorial Park and around the village and is about 2.7 miles long.  Click Here for a map of the route! 

Q: Is the route stroller or wheelchair friendly?

A: Yes!  The walk route is on paved sidewalks!  We do cross some busy streets but we'll have volunteers at the intersections to help make sure everyone crosses safely. 

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Absolutely! Friendly, leashed dogs are welcomed at the event! Please note that we expect approximately 3,500 people so if your four-legged friend doesn’t do well with crowds, it might be best to leave them home. Please bring supplies and pick up after your pet if nature calls along the walk route.

Q: Can I bring my kids?

A: Yes!  We do our best to create a family friendly environment.  The music is clean and family friendly and our speeches are all reviewed for safety. With that said, we do discuss suicide and mental health which are topics that may be difficult to discuss with your child.

Q: What is the Out of the Darkness Walk?

A: Glad you asked! We made this short video to explain it. The walk is totally free but it is the most important fundraising event for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  

 

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

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