Virtual West Potomac High School Campus Walk

Join us on April 11, 2020

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Event Details

Virtual Walk Date: 04/11/2020
Walk Location: Location of your choice!  Join us on Facebook Live

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Margaret Patrick, Walk Chair & WPHS Student 
Contact Phone: 571-319-2662 
Contact Email: [email protected]

The West Potomac High School Campus Walk is still happening virtually, so you can continue to raise awareness & funds while asking others to join you as a Virtual Walker.

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.

There are still so many ways to continue to raise awareness and funds for the cause, and to “virtually” walk with us.

- Be on the Stream Team! Stream to raise funds and show everyone what you are doing instead of walking on that day. You can also go on Facebook Live or IGTV to share with everyone on social.

- The CW Bracket begins March 16th, and your school can be on the Bracket and win whether the walk happens or not! The winning walk participants who raise $25+ during the challenge will win a prize!

You will still receive a free shirt for raising $100!

You can still receive super cool Walk swag!

Please continue to take care of yourself, and thank you for your dedication and support of AFSP and preventing suicide at West Potomac High School.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Virtual West Potomac High School Campus Walk  



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 04/11/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk T-shirt!


If you raise $150 by February 28, 2020 (funds must be posted to your online fundraising page), you name will be featured on the back of the official 2020 WPHS Campus Walk t-shirt! 


Download the 2020 West Potomac HS Walk Sponsor Agreement to learn more about the various sponsorship opportunities. With sponsorship levels starting at just $150, this is a perfect way for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in our community. All sponsors will receive marketing benefits and the sooner you sponsor, the more benefits you’ll receive!



Thanks to the support of our incredible volunteers and donors, the AFSP National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) is making a difference in our community year-round through research, education, advocacy, and community support. Check out the NCAC website and our Online Newsletter to learn about our impact and some of the exciting things we have been/are doing throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.



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.

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