George Mason University Campus Walk

Join us on April 20, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 04/20/2019
Walk Location: George Mason Track - Fairfax, VA
Check-in/Registration Time:  12:30 pm
Opening Ceremony: 1:30 pm
Walk Begins: 1:45 pm
Walk Ends: 3:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Andrew L Naioti 
Contact Phone: 585-478-6949 
Contact Email: anaioti@masonlive.gmu.edu

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. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

George Mason University Campus Walk  

04/20/2019

 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use #OutoftheDarkness


Post to your Facebook page with your fundraising page link
 
But stay away from the Facebook donate button! Those donations will not go to you!

 

T-SHIRT

Raise $100 by 04/20/2019 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus 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. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Download the 2019 George Mason University Walk SPONSOR AGREEMENT to learn more about our various sponsorship opportunities. With sponsorship levels starting at just $150, this is a perfect way for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority on campus and in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing benefits and the sooner you sponsor, the more benefits you’ll receive! 

RESOURCES FAIR

Be sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the Resources Fair where you can find information tables hosted by on-campus and local organizations. This will be an opportunity for you to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness about mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience.

If you are with an organization that is interested in participating the 2019 George Mason University Out of the Darkness Campus Walk’s Resources Fair, please fill out this RESOURCES FAIR APPLICATION and we will be in touch with you soon with more information.  

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

    

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 Campus 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. 


Online registration closes at noon 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. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.

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 AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, 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.