Walk Date: 09/14/2019
Walk Location: Middleburgh Central School - Middleburgh, NY
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:30 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Mark Atchinson
Contact Phone: 518-827-7655
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.
Middleburgh "Light Up the Valley" Out of the Darkness Walk is September 14th, 2019.
The purpose of the walk is to create awareness around mental health and suicide in the county. We have come a long way in four years, however, a stigma still exists around mental health and suicide. The walk provides a place where we can all join together in remembering our loved ones, or sharing our own struggles.
All are welcome to participate.
This year, we will have a memory table set up on the front steps. We encourage everyone to bring a picture of their loved ones to share.
AFSP memory quilts will also be on display.
Help Spread the Word!
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 09/14/2019 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
This year, we will have a memory table set up on the front steps. We encourage everyone to bring
a picture of their loved ones to share.
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.