San Francisco Walk

Join us on September 21, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/21/2019
Walk Location: Lot A at Oracle Park - San Francisco, CA
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Emily Ladow 
Contact Phone: 707-968-7563 
Contact Email: OOTDSFWalk@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 San Francisco 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!
 
 
  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!

Be a Part of Our Volunteer Team!

The SF Walk is planned and managed by a volunteer team and we have a huge volunteer group on walk day helping support the event.

Click here to sign up to volunteer with us or email us at SFBayArea@afsp.org with questions.

Printable Flyers

Help spread the word about the SF Walk in your community or workplace! Click here for a printable PDF Flyer and feel free to post anywhere.

T-Shirts & Incentives
T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 09/21/2019 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 and Walker Incentives:

 

The top fundraising team by noon on Friday 9/20 will lead the walk and carry the Out of the Darkness Walk banner.

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.

Messages of Hope

We want to spread the message that it is possible to overcome suicidal thoughts and feelings and that there are many resources available to help those who are struggling to cope. We will have a special area for walkers to create a "message of hope" for themselves, someone they know, or just to provide strength to someone who might be struggling. Help us create a community of caring by letting each other know that anyone can experience suicidal thoughts but there is help, and there is hope.

Photo Remembrance Wall

If you are a survivor of suicide loss, we encourage you to bring a non-returnable photo of your loved one to the event to add to our Remembrance Activity Area. AFSP's Remembrance area is an opportunity for walkers to share special photos and written memories of their loved one with others, or to simply pause for a quiet moment of reflection. 

If you would like to bring a photo of your loved ones, or a message of strength and hope to be displayed on the Photo Wall, please bring copies only and not originals in case of accidental damage/weather.

Map & Location:

We're excited to have the 2019 Walk at Lot A at Oracle Park. We will have the ballpark as a backdrop for the opening and closing ceremonies and easy access to event parking for the day. Our route will be a scenic walk along the waterfront together starting and ending at Lot A. The route is paved and mostly level and accessible to all ability levels.

Parking, transit, and route information will be posted as we approach walk day.

Click here for a map of the event location.


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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