Walk Date: 09/21/2019
Walk Location: Hawk Island Park - Lansing, MI
Check-in/On Site Registration Time: 9:15 am
Program Start:11:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:30 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Stephanie Brookhouse & Liz Baker
Contact Phone: 517-927-1327
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Our Walk route is a paved scenic trail. Walkers can vary the length of their walk by the number of laps they choose to complete. One lap is about 1.5 miles.
Friendly dogs are allowed at Hawk Island County Park on a 6 foot or less leash and under the immediate control of a responsible person. Please be prepared to clean up after your dog and provide ample water.
Become a Sponsor!
Download the Lansing/Capital Area 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!
Click here to upload your sponsor agreement and logo online.
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Lansing/Capital Area 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 09/21/2019 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.
Activities of Hope and Healing
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.
Bring a photo to honor your loved one in this area.
Write your own message of hope to those who are struggling. Together we are stronger.
A craft area will be available to create something in memory or in honor of someone.
Take pictures alone, in groups or with your whole team to support suicide prevention.
A variety of vendors will be available with information on how they support mental health and suicide prevention.
There will be a silent auction prior to the start of the opening ceremonies. A variety of items will be available donated by individuals and businesses.
Official AFSP merchandise will be available to purchase at the walk.
Feel free to bring a tent (no stakes) to set up for your team.
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.