South Alabama Walk

Join us on October 20, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/20/2019
Walk Location: Daphne City Hall - Daphne, AL
Check-in/Registration Time: 1:00 pm
Program Begins: 1:30 pm
Walk Begins: 2:45 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Lydia Barber 
Contact Phone: 251-455-6453 
Contact Email: jlbarber5@bellsouth.net

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 South Alabama 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 actual Walk begins at 2:45 pm and is a 2 mile walk around beautiful Olde Daphne to show the community our support of suicide awareness and prevention. This is not a race. You do NOT have to walk if you have something preventing you to do so. It is a flat trail and strollers, wagons and wheelchairs are absolutely welcome.

  

Pets

We will once again have our popular PAWS FOR PREVENTION tent. We will have water and treats for your furry friend and the AFSP bandanas available for sale. NOTE: Dogs must be friendly, on a leash, and please pick up after them. We will have bags available at the tent, also.

Help Spread the Word!

Download the South Alabama 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 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 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

We will have our Memory Wall and table for you to display any photos, poems, etc. to put a face to your loved one. We will also have a beautiful butterfly release, that signifies HOPE. This will take place at 3:45, after the walk.

  

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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