Greater Los Angeles Walk - Pasadena

Join us on November 2, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 11/02/2019
Walk Location: Central Park - Pasadena, CA
Check-in/Registration Time: 7:45 am
Program Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 9:15 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kelly Manning 
Contact Phone: 626-808-5808 
Contact Email: kmanning.afsp@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 Greater Los Angeles Walk - Pasadena

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

The route starts and ends at the Central Park in Pasadena. The 2.4 mile route goes along the north side of Colorado Blvd and then turns around on Lake to continue along the south side of Colorado Blvd. Part of the route is on the Historic Route 66! (Route is subject to change.) It is fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. 

  

Other Information

Parking

There is paid parking throughout Old Town Pasadena including a parking garage across from the park on Raymond called the Del Mar Metro Station. Please note that the metered parking surrounding the park is time limited and you may get ticketed. See https://www.oldpasadena.org/visit/maps-and-parking/ for a list of possible parking options.

Del Mar Metro Station Parking Garage (Closest parking garage but tends to fill up)
198 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA, 91105
Daytime Max $6.00

Go Metro

To take public transportation, take the Metro Gold Line and get off at the Del Mar Metro station, which is across the street from Central Park. Plan your trip on metro.net or call 323-GO-METRO (323-466-3876).

Become a Sponsor

Click here to download the Greater Los Angeles - Pasadena Walk Sponsorship Opportunities packet or contact us and we'll send you a copy.  ALL sponsors will receive numerous marketing benefits.  We can also create a custom sponsorship. 

Help Spread the Word!

Download the PDF of the 2019 Greater Los Angeles - Pasadena Walk Flyer to help promote the event in your community and through social media! We encourage you to tell your story about why you support AFSP.

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.  Visit 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)

 

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 11/02/2019 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.

Team Incentives

Walk Teams that raise $2,500 or more online by 9/27 will have their TEAM NAME added to the 2019 Greater Los Angeles - Pasadena Walk t-shirt!

The team that fundraises the most online by 11/1 (the Friday before the event) at noon will carry the AFSP banner and lead the route!

Pets

Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND - with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the Paws for Prevention Table.

Resource Fair

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.

Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 8:00 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. 

 

Activities of Hope and Healing

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!