Fairfax Walk

Join us on October 5, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/05/2019
Walk Location: Veteran's Amphitheater 10489 Armstrong Street (in front of City Hall) - Fairfax, VA
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 am
Opening Ceremony:  12:00 pm
Walk Begins: 12:20 pm
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Priscilla Brotten, Fairfax Walk Chair 
Contact Phone: 703-853-8020 
Contact Email: Chair.FairfaxWalk@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.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Fairfax Walk

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.

Help Spread the Word!

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


  Follow Us! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

 
  Follow Us! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
 

  Remember your LinkedIn connections!
 
 
 Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in walker central (must be logged in)

 

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!

Become a Sponsor!

Download the 2019 Fairfax Walk SPONSOR AGREEMENT to learn more about our various sponsorship opportunities. With sponsorship levels starting at just $250, this is a perfect way for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing benefits and the sooner you sponsor, the more benefits you’ll receive! 

Volunteer Opportunities

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Without volunteers, the Fairfax Walk would not be possible and we are in need of both 2019 Fairfax Walk Planning Committee Members as well as volunteers on the day of the walk on October 5th.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact. AFSP National Capital Area Director Ellen Shannon at eshannon@afsp.org

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 10/05/2019 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. 

More Walker & Team Rewards

Earn Invitations to VIP events, Team Tents at the Walk, AFSP Swag and More!

To recognize, reward and show our sincere appreciation for our walkers and teams who have exhibited outstanding achievements in fundraising, we are happy and honored to provide the following 2019 Walker & Team Rewards.

Walk Route

The walk route is approximately 1.9 miles and is paved and relatively flat. Walkers can absolutely bring strollers on the walk with them as this event is for the whole family. See Walk Route Map Here.

Activities of Hope and Healing

Remembrance Area

Memories are our precious keepsakes of the loved ones we love so much.  Please bring a picture, quote and/or special poem for your loved one that can be included in the Remembrance Book.

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 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. 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!