Walk Date: 10/13/2019
Walk Location: Sawyer Point Park - Cincinnati, OH
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Program Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:30 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Courtney Dallas
Contact Phone: 513-913-6436
Contact Email: Dallascl425@gmail.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.
About the Walk
The walk leaves Sawyer Point and heads all the way to Paul Brown Stadium and loops back to Sawyer Point.
Four legged Friends are always welcome. They must remain on a leash, and be picked up after. (Stop by the AFSP Merch booth for a $10 Paws for Prevention bandanna.)
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 10/13/2019 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
In addition to the Chalk board Dove that we always have we will be adding a photo board. Please bring a picture of your loved one to include on our photo board. This will be located with the luminaries.
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.