Walk Date: 09/08/2019
Walk Location: Harris Pavilion - Manassas, VA
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:30 pm
Program/Opening Ceremony Begins: 1:30 pm
Walk Begins: 1:45 pm
Walk Ends: 3:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Beth Lynn & Kim Fleming (703-349-9184, CoChair.ManassasWalk@gmail.com)
Contact Phone: 571-355-3303
Contact Email: Chair.ManassasWalk@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.
Help Spread the Word!
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!
Become a Sponsor!
Download the 2019 Manassas Walk SPONSOR AGREEMENT to learn more about our various sponsorship opportunities. With sponsorship levels starting at just $250, this is a perfect way for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing benefits and the sooner you sponsor, the more benefits you’ll receive!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Without volunteers, the Manassas Walk would not be possible and we are in need of both 2019 Manassas Walk Planning Committee Members as well as volunteers on the day of the walk on September 8th. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact. AFSP National Capital Area Director Ellen Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raise $150 by 09/08/2019 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.
More Walker & Team Rewards
Earn Invitations to VIP events, Team Tents at the Walk, AFSP Swag and More!
To recognize, reward and show our sincere appreciation for our walkers and teams who have exhibited outstanding achievements in fundraising, we are happy and honored to provide the following 2019 Walker & Team Rewards.
The walk route is approximately 3 miles and is paved and relatively flat. Walkers can absolutely bring strollers on the walk with them as this event is for the whole family. See Walk Route Map Here.
Activities of Hope and Healing
Memories are our precious keepsakes of the loved ones we love so much. Please bring a picture, quote and/or special poem for your loved one that can be included in the Remembrance Book.
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.