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: 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.
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!
Wednesday, May 15th from 11 am to 2 pm at West Fargo Spicy Pie (745 31stAve East #110, West Fargo)
Saturday, May 18th from 11 am to 5 pm at West Acres Cinema (4101 17th Ave South, Fargo)
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!
*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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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
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
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:
Pictures or letters be should no larger than 8-1/2" x 11".
Items should be no more than one page but may have print on both sides.
Walkers may want to bring copies of photos or letters (versus the originals) as we might be outside in the elements, and we do not want any valued items to be damaged or lost.
Walkers will be responsible for picking up their items after they have completed the walk.
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.