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: 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.