Walk Date: 10/19/2019
Walk Location: Broadway at the Beach - Myrtle Beach, SC
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:30 pm
Please note, only service animals are allowed at this venue.
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Ashley James
Contact Phone: 843-424-3955
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.
The Walk Start and Opening Ceremony will be at Heroes Harbor (beside of Margaritaville) at Broadway at the Beach on 29th Street N, Myrtle Beach. Walk route will be approximately 1.5 miles winding through the grounds of Broadway at the Beach. If you can’t walk the entire distance, no worries – you can shorten your walk by crossing one of the multiple bridges on the route.
Become a Sponsor
Download the Myrtle Beach Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, 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 Myrtle Beach 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 10/19/2019 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.
Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.
Information tables hosted by AFSP, Lighthouse Behavioral Health Hospital, Veterans Administration, Grand Strand Health, SC National Guard, Community Crisis Response & Intervention, Coastal Samaritan Counseling, Loss Support Groups and other organizations 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.
‘Best of Myrtle Beach’ Raffle basket
Customized shells to share your story
Complimentary snacks and water
Walk Team Recognition
Activities of Hope and Healing
Hope and Healing Area - for messages of hope and in memory of loved ones
Customize Walk bibs to wear at the event
"I Walk For" buttons available to be personalized
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.
Create a Team to Walk Together
The top fundraising Team by September 1st will have their Team name added to the Walk shirt.
Top fundraising Team by October 19th will carry the Walk Banner and lead the Walk.
Teams are encouraged to carry a sign representing who they are and why they Walk.
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.