Walk Date: 04/04/2020
Walk Location: The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 11:00 am
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Laura Lewis
Contact Phone: 614-588-6829
Contact Email: [email protected]
In accordance with the guidelines announced in President Drake’s campus-wide message on Monday, March 9, the Ohio State Suicide Prevention Program, in coordination with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP), is evaluating plans for the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on April 4.
We will share an update as soon as possible. Please check back with afsp.org/osu for additional information.
Thank you for your understanding and your help in promoting a safe and healthy campus community.
For more information, please click here.
Having trouble registering? Click here to view a step-by-step guide. Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself, page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account, or page 8 if you’re signing up in person on the day of the event. Be sure to also check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions on page 10.
If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your AFSP account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first).
Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use #OutoftheDarkness
Raise $100 by 04/04/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus 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.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND DISABILITIES
The Ohio State University embraces diversity and wants to ensure a great experience for all walk participants. An ASL interpreter will be available at the registration desk. If you have questions about access or accommodations please contact Lisa at [email protected].
ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING
Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental health condition can sometimes feel as if no one understands what you are going through. Wearing honor beads the day of the walk is a way to show each other that we are all connected to the cause, and that no one is alone.
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 Campus 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.
Online registration closes at noon 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. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.
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 AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, 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.