Walk Date: 04/25/2020
Walk Location: George Mason Track - 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
Check-in/Registration Time: 11:00 am
Walk Begins: 12:45 pm
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Samantha Gurth
Contact Phone: 973-902-1749
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.
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 04/25/2020 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.
If you raise $150 by March 27, 2020 (funds must be posted to your online fundraising page), your name will be featured on the back of the official 2020 GMU Campus Walk t-shirt!
Download the 2019 GMU 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!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Without volunteers, the George Mason University Out of the Darkness Campus Walk would not be possible, and we are still in need of volunteers on the day of the walk on April 25th. If you would like to help at the event the day of the Walk, please Sign Up to Volunteer Here.
Make Your Own Honor Button: Bring a photo of the person(s) for whom you walk in honor of and create a keepsake that you can wear throughout the day and bring with you to cherish always.
Remembrance & Honor Signs: With a $50 gift to this page (just click the Donate button above), you can purchase an 18 x 24" yard sign "In Memory" or "In Honor" of your loved one to be displayed on the track at the walk. Follow the link above for more info.
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.
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.
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.