Virtual Walk Date: 04/18/2020
Virtual Walk Location: Program will be on Zoom so Walk is location of your choice!
Virtual Walk Time: 10:00 AM
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Student Ambassador and Government Association
Contact Phone: 479-619-2214
Contact Email: [email protected]
The NorthWest Arkansas Community College, UCA-Hendrix, UA Little Rock and Cabot High School Campus Walks are 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 via Zoom. Tune in to hear and see our speakers share their stories via video conferencing or phone. Immediately following the opening ceremony, we ask that you do your own walk and post pictures and video of your walk on our Arkansas Chapter Facebook Page. You may also post photos of your loved ones and messages of hope to the AFSP Arkansas Chapter Facebook page.
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 NorthWest Arkansas Community College.
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!
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 04/18/2020 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.
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.
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.