Fargo-Moorhead Area Walk

Join us on September 15, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/15/2019
Walk Location: Scheels Arena - Fargo, ND
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Program Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:30 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sarah Dixon-Hackey 
Contact Phone: 701-404-9004 
Contact Email: outofthedarkness14@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 Fargo-Moorhead Area 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.

Walk Route

Become a Sponsor

Download the Fargo/Moorhead 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 Fargo/Moorhead 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

Help us spread the word! Stop by one of our May Open Houses to gather information, flyers, yard signs, and tips to grow your team! 

If you stop by to pick one of the open houses you to pick up material or to register, you will be entered to win a #bethevoice T-shirt! 


  Follow Us! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page.  View our event 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!
 
 
  Follow Us! 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)
 

*Yard Signs are available! Help spread the word!  You can get your yard sign up by asking a staff member at the Marcus Century Theatre (3931 9th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103) in Fargo. You can also email sbruers@afsp.org to request more material.*

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

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 09/15/2019 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. 

Raise $150 by September 15th and receive 2019 Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt! 

$400-$999 - Red Ribbon Walker. Receive a red ribbon and complimentary gift bag

$1,000+ - Blue Ribbon Walker. Receive a blue ribbon and complimentary gift bag 

Pets

Friendly, leashed dogs with responsible owners are welcome inside the Scheels Arena. AND - with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the Paws for Prevention Tent. 

Activities of Hope and Healing

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to visit our community partner's booths with great information about local resources. 

#Bethevoice merchandise stands will be stationed at the walk. Cards, cash, and checks will be accepted

Memory Wall

We invite you to be a part of our Wall of Hope & Healing. Bring pictures of loved ones, or write names and/or messages of hope, healing, and support for loved ones who are struggling or whose lives have been lost. Walkers are invited to bring a picture or letter of remembrance to hang on this wall. 

Guidelines for Remembrance Letters and Pictures:

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.

Other Information

 

 

 

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!

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