Walk Date: 09/28/2019
Walk Location: Lakebottom Park - Columbus, GA
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 11:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:15 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Donna Faircloth & Tammy Sims (762-207-7437, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: 706-442-8986
Contact Email: email@example.com
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.
Join us at for the 4th annual Columbus Out of the Darkness Community Walk.
Lakebottom Park - Bandstand Area, 1505 Cherokee Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
There is no entry fee and no minimum donation, but all we do in Georgia comes from funds raised right here.
On street parking and limited off street parking (17th St, between 18th Ave and Cherokee Ave.)
The walk is @ 1.25 miles (once around the park). See map.
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 09/28/2019 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.
Special areas and activities for walkers to create a "message of hope" for themselves, someone they know, or someone who might be struggling.
We want to spread the message that it is possible to overcome suicidal thoughts
and there are many resources available to help.
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.
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND – AFSP Pooch Bandana - $10 donation.
Marketplace & Resource Fair
Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.
Information tables hosted by local businesses and counseling resources will open at 10:00 am.
This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.
Join us for our awesome Cross Fit ‘warm up’! … and
Military push up challenge!
Special speakers, DJ and other activities before and after the walk, as well as encouraging surprises along the route!
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.