Walk Date: 09/22/2019
Walk Location: Indian Creek Park - Lambertville, MI
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:45 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Chelsie O'Neill
Contact Phone: 419-944-5542
Contact Email: chelsie.oneill@Live.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.
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.
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event.
Help Spread the Word!
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 09/22/2019 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
Feel free to bring photos, notes, etc. of your loved one to share on on "Memory Wall".
Once again, we will be posting "Memorial Markers" along the walk trail. Feel free to decorate and bring your own sign to be posted. There will also be materials available at the park to design your own poster if you prefer to create one before the walk begins.
Be sure to stop by early to check out local community resources. A variety of agencies and community programs will be available to hand out information and answer questions you may have about services they have available in and around the area.
Bring your own team tent and picnic! You are welcome to set up a space just for your team. This is a great way to come together to share stories, honor your loved one, and reconnect with those who share a similar experience. We encourage you to make this time and space your own.
We will have Corn Hole, Kan Jam and more available to keep you busy before the walk begins! There will also be face painting, and kids craft tables.
There will be a variety of "Be The Voice" Merchandise available for sale at our BTV Tent. Items include t-shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants, pins, totes, water bottles and more
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.
AFSP recognizes the many reasons why participants attend the Out of the Darkness Walk. Be sure to stop by our Honor Beads table after you check in to choose your free beads. Colors are designated by reason for joining us on walk day.
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.