Walk Date: 09/28/2019
Walk Location: Keopuolani Park - Kahului, HI
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:00 am
Program Begins: 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Tiare and Roger Agdeppa
Contact Phone: 808-276-4203
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Route starts and finishes at Keopuolani Park Horseshoe Pit (next to Hui Aloha Playground) and includes a 1-mile loop through the park's walking path.
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 09/28/2019 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.
Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 8:30 AM. This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.
Please also be sure to check out our silent auction, which will be open from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM.
Master of Ceremonies will be local musician, retired firefighter, and Maui Fire Department Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) director Shane Dudoit.
Following the walk, there will be live entertainment by Fire Engineer Ikaika Blackburn of Nā Hoa, Firefighter Rocky Keawekane, and more.
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.