Walk Date: 11/03/2019
Walk Location: Clinton Presidential Center - Little Rock, AR
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Program Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:15 pm
Walk Ends: 5:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Tabitha Childers & Wendy Thompson (501-297-8016, email@example.com)
Contact Phone: 870-834-6777
Contact Email: Tabitha.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.
Walk Route and Information
The walk route begins at the Clinton Presidential Center. We will travel west along the Little Rock side of the Arkansas River along the River Trail just past the amphitheater turning at the playground heading back east along the river. We'll continue behind the Clinton Library, past Heifer International back to the event venue. The long route is 1.6 miles and there will also be an option for a shorter route turning before the amphitheater. The entire trail is handicap accessible and stroller friendly.
Food trucks will be on site. In order to cut down on plastic waste, please paln to bring your own water bottles.
Parking will be available in the lot next to the venue and at the Heifer International parking lot.
Leashed dogs are welcome! Be sure to stop by the AFSP store to get your pet bandanna.
Day of Volunteers: please let us know what time you are available to help on walk day by following this link.
Become a Sponsor
Download the Little Rock Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Little Rock Walk 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 11/03/2019 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
Hope and healing activities include our memory beads and memory wall. Be sure to stop by the loss and healing tables to get your beads and create your memory square for the wall. Our Healing Conversations table will also have information about the program and how to schedule a visit.
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.