Florida Gulf Coast University Campus Walk

Join us on March 22, 2020

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Event Details

Walk Date: 03/22/2020
Walk Location: Florida Gulf Coast University - Fort Myers, FL
Check-in/Registration Time:  6:00 pm
Program Begins: 7:00 pm
Walk Begins: 7:30 pm
Walk Ends: 8:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Dr. Julie Rego 
Contact Phone: 239-595-8669 
Contact Email: [email protected]

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. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Florida Gulf Coast University Campus Walk  

03/22/2020

GET REGISTERED!

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).

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Florida Gulf Coast University Campus 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! Use #OutoftheDarkness

Follow our event page on Facebook!  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

WALK ROUTE

BECOME A SPONSOR

Download the Florida Gulf Coast University Campus 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!

Click here to upload logo and sponsor agreement online.

SERVICE LEARNING OPPORUNITY

Students can earn service learning hours by volunteering the day of the walk and also at events prior to the walk. Service learning hours cannot be earned by participating in the walk itself. 

Here is the link and QR code to the sign-up genius for volunteers (students or community members) who are interested in helping out at the FGCU Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention on the evening of Sunday, March 22, 2020. Please SHARE, add it to social media, flyers, etc.

Sign up to volunteer here

T-SHIRT

Raise $100 by 03/22/2020 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. 

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

      

Honor Beads

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.