Walk Date: 10/13/2019
Walk Location: Canal/ Lockport Lock Pavillion - Lockport, NY
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:30 pm
Program Begins: 1:00 pm
Walk Begins: 1:30 pm
Walk Ends: 3:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Valerie Mostyn & Amanda Newman (716-514-5580, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: 716-514-1298
Contact Email: email@example.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.
Thank you for your interest in our Walk!
About the Walk
This is the first Out of Darkness Walk for Niagara County and is being held in Lockport, NY. We welcome walkers from all over so even if you are not from Niagara county, we would still love for you to join us!
The Walk will begin and end at the Lockport Locks Pavilion and the walk itself will be along the canal. After the Walk is over, we will be having a cookout at the pavilion and a basket raffle!
This is a pet friendly event.
All pets MUST BE ON A LEASH! This is for the safety of everyone including your pet.
Please do not bring pets that are not well socialized or anxious in crowded places. We do not want to cause any unwanted stress to your pets.
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Eastern Niagara Walk WALK FLYER to send to family and friends and display in your community. Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives! 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 10/13/2019 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
We are so excited to announce our first speaker, Julie Israel from Save the Michaels of the World, Inc.! Julie will be sharing the story of her son Michael who was lost to suicide at the age of 20.
Save the Michaels of the World, Inc. was established in June of 2011 as a small kitchen round table action group, to bring attention and awareness of the devastating effects of opioid medications after the death by suicide of 20 year old Michael David Israel.
Since then, the organization established themselves as a 501 (c3) not for profit organization in hopes of raising funds to help continuing to reach out to schools of all levels of education, professional organizations and others. They are steadfast in this journey and will continue to increase awareness and education regarding the dangers of prescription drug addiction which can lead to accidental overdose and suicide.
To find out more information on this wonderful organization and the work they do, go to https://savethemichaels.org/
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.