Walk Date: 09/07/2019
Walk Location: Ox-Bow County Park - Goshen, IN (click here for details on Ox Bow Park)
Check-in/Registration Time: 11:30 am
Program Begins: 12:30 pm
Walk Begins: 12:45 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Stephen Gray
Contact Phone: 574-322-8597
Contact Email: [email protected]
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.
We will be walking the Concord Community Schools Cross-Country Route. This starts & ends at about the same area.
Pet friendly! So long as they don't bite. So....red rover, red rover, let the Michiana Walk come over!
Become a Sponsor
Download the Michiana 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 Michiana Walk 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
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 09/07/2019 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.
Come see us at Bristol Homecoming Festival in Bristol, IN on July 11, 12, & 13th.
We'll be onsite collecting donations for the Michiana Out of the Darkness Walk along with handing out AFSP swag and literature.
We've partnered with Michiana Facepainting to provide face painting and sand art at our 2019 Michiana Out of the Darkness Walk! This will be part of the San Art Project & kiddie activities. Of course, the adults can join in too! :)
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.