Central Montana Walk

Join us on September 22, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/22/2019
Walk Location: Gibson Park - Great Falls, MT
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Program Begins: 1:00 pm
Walk Begins: 1:15 pm
Walk Ends: 3:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Tiffany Sweeney 
Contact Phone: 810-701-5135 
Contact Email: tifsweeney@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 Central Montana 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.

Pre-Walk Events

Brush Crazy

On Tuesday, June 11, the Central Montana Walk partnered with Brush Crazy in downtown Great Falls for a Painting for Suicide Prevention evening. Those in attendance were able to paint a canvas or ceramic of their choice, resulting in $147 raised for the 2019 event. Thanks Brush Crazy, and to all those who came out to paint for a great cause!

Night with Voyagers

Come out and join us for a night of baseball and suicide prevention. For every ticket purchased directly from us, 50% of all proceeds will go to the Central Montana Out of the Darkness Walk and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). A resource table will be available the night of the event as well as an AFSP representative to answer questions.

To purchase tickets, stop by and see us at either of the Great Falls Everyday IGAs on the following days:

Wednesday, July 17 at 4:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 24 at 4:00-6:00 pm

For more information, contact Tiffany Sweeney, the Chair of the Central Montana Out of the Darkness Walk at (810) 701-5135 or via email at centralmtootd@gmail.com.

Raise a Pint Night

Mark your calendars to raise a pint for suicide prevention! For every pint purchased the night of our event, $1 will go towards the Central Montana Out of the Darkness Walk and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As in past years, you can also expect a 50/50 raffle to add to the fun, as well as an AFSP representative manning a table with resources.

Walk Route

As in past years, we will walk Gibson Park Loop two times. However, please note that both loops are not required and we encourage you to participate as you are able.

Pets

The Central Montana Out of the Darkness Walk is a pet-friendly event.

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. View 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 09/22/2019 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. 

Activities of Hope and Healing

It is encouraged to bring a picture of your loved ones to share either on the memory wall or on a poster that you can create using supplies available the day of the walk. If no picture is available, it is encouraged to share a memory or message of hope and healing.

Community resources will be available throughout the afternoon. Please stop by to visit with all those in the community that care about saving lives.

We will also be having a silent auction this year. Bids will open at the start of registration at 12 Noon, and will close at 2 pm. To donate or for more information on the event, contact Tiffany Sweeney at (810) 701-5135 or centralmtootd@gmail.com.

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!

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