Putnam County Walk

Join us on October 20, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/20/2019
Walk Location: Carmel Firehouse - Carmel, NY
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:15 am
Walk Ends: 12:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Maria Idoni 
Contact Phone: 914-610-9156 
Contact Email: midoni@afsp.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 Putnam County 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.

Create a Gift Basket

This year, we are asking all team captains to create a gift basket that we will raffle off at your walk. 

All the money collected from your basket will then go towards your walk team. 
 
Have each team member donate one item to the basket.

The better your basket, the more people will want it and the money more your team will get!
It's an easy and fun way to raise money!

Did your loved one enjoy baking? Create a basket with a cupcake pan, baking utensils, box of cake mix and an apron.

Was your loved one a huge movie fan? Do a basket with different kinds of popcorn, 2 movie theater tickets, candy.

Are you walking for YOU? What do you love to do in your spare time? Make a basket that best represents YOU!

All we ask is that you let Maria (914-610-9156) know which walk you are participating in and what type of basket your team will be doing. 

We can't wait to see what you will be creating!

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness

Download the Putnam County Out of the Darkness 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!


  Follow Us! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising 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 10/20/2019 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

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.


Accepted at Walk:


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!