Walk Date: 10/19/2019 *
Walk Location: Lyons Club Bldg & Park , 202 S. 9th St. - Pinetops, NC
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: McCauley Reese
Contact Phone: 252-382-7220
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.
Tri-County Walk Postponed
*It is with the safety of our walkers and volunteers in mind that we postpone the Tri-County Out of the Darkness Walk until October 19, 2019.
As we watch the weather and see Hurricane Dorian shift we are thinking of everyone's physical and emotional well-being. Hurricanes and tropical storms can be a source of emotional distress for many people, and in preparation for the weather you might find the article Hurricanes and Tropical Storms helpful. This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website article contains links with additional resources.
Prepare now to be safe. Visit the Ready NC site for tips & info - https://readync.org/EN/index.html
To find Evacuation Routes please visit - https://files.nc.gov/ncdps/div/EM/library/HurricaneRouteMap.pdf
To find emergency shelters near you please visit - https://www.ncdps.gov/shelters
We hope you and your loved ones will be safe from the storm ahead!
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 10/19/2019 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.
Activities of Hope and Healing
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.