Twin Cities Walk

Join us on September 15, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/15/2019
Walk Location: Como Park Picnic Pavilion 1199 Midway Pkwy - Twin Cities, MN 55103
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Program Begins: 10:30 am
Walk Begins:  11:00 am
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Erik Arveseth 
Contact Phone: 612-568-6548 
Contact Email: erik.arveseth@afspmn.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 Twin Cities 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.

Walk Route

The trail is 3 miles around the beautiful Lake Como. The walk takes roughly an hour to complete and though it has some small hills, is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Free Parking Available
1660 Como Avenue

Free Parking Shuttle 
8:45 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

This is a smoke-free event. Please smoke/vape at least 100 feet from the general public

Pets

Leashed, well behaved dogs are welcome. No retractable leashes please.

Become a Sponsor

Download the Twin Cities 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!

Help Spread the Word!

Download the Twin Cities 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!
 
 
 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!

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 09/15/2019 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. 

Resource and Activity Fair

Community organizations, AFSP materials and Honor Beads, memorial arts and crafts and digital memory wall, face painting, balloon twisting, kids activity zone, a coffee truck, food trucks and frozen treats trucks. 

  


Activities of Hope and Healing

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.

 

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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