Walk Date: 04/18/2020
Walk Location: Location of your choice!
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Brittney Lemley
Contact Phone: 775-235-8113
Contact Email: [email protected]
The Reno/Sparks Walk is still happening virtually, so you can continue to raise awareness & funds while asking others to join you as a Virtual Walker.
Join us on Saturday, April 18th at 10:00 AM for a virtual walk, which will be streamed to Facebook Live. Immediately following the opening ceremony, we ask that you do your own walk and post pictures and video of your walk on our Reno/Sparks Walk Facebook Page You may also post photos of your loved ones and messages of hope to the event Facebook page. Please use the hashtag #stopsuicide
We are working with the park to coordinate a day in June to pick up shirts for those who earned them and participate in a Hope and Healing Activity. Stay tuned for more information!
The safety and well-being of our participants is our top priority. We know that these are uncertain times, and if you are feeling extra anxious please see the blog post from AFSP’s Doreen Marshall, Ph.D., on how to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty as well as 8 ways to manage our anxiety surrounding coronavirus.
Please continue to take care of yourself, and thank you for your dedication and support of AFSP and preventing suicide in Reno/Sparks.
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.
Become a Sponsor
Download the Reno Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Reno 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 04/18/2020 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
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.