Ventura County Walk

Join us on September 14, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/14/2019
Walk Location: Constitution Park - Camarillo, CA
Check-in/Registration Time: 7:45 am
Walk Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jena Moraga & Jeannette Zollinger (bjzollinger@gmail.com, 562-547-1877) 
Contact Phone: 805-889-4013 
Contact Email: jenamoraga.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 Ventura County 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.

Walk Route and Information

Parking: Parking will be free and available at the park, at City Hall just north of the park and at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints just west of the venue.

Walk Route: The walk is approximately 2.5 miles and is stroller and wheelchair friendly.  Please no scooters, skateboards, skates, or bikes. The route will go north on Carmen, west on Ponderosa, south on Calle La Roda, east on Daily Dr, and back around to Carmen going north. Click HERE for a map of the route. 

Dog Friendly: Friendly leashed dogs are welcome at the walk.

Directions to the Park:

Heading North on the 101, exit Carmen and turn right (north).  The park will be on the left side just past Paseo Camarillo.

Heading South on the 101, exit Carmen and turn left (north).  The park will be on the left side just past Paseo Camarillo.

No Smoking: This is a smoke free event.

Become a Sponsor

Click here to download the  Ventura County 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 Ventura County 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. 

 
  Follow Us! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
 

  Remember your LinkedIn connections!
 
 
 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 09/14/2019 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 8/9 will have their TEAM NAME added to the 2019 Ventura County t-shirt!

The team that fundraises the most online by 9/13 (the Friday before the event) at noon will carry the AFSP banner and lead the route!

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!

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