Missoula Walk

Join us on September 12, 2020

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/12/2020
Walk Location: Silver Park - Missoula, MT
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Walk Program Begins: 12:45 pm (Opening Ceremony at 12:50 pm)
Walk Ends: 3:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Nancy Yates & Rachel Thurston (406-207-2816, [email protected]) 
Contact Phone: 406-855-5267 
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. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Missoula Walk

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 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a bold 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.

Pre-Walk Events

VIRTUAL: Pine and Company Impact Saturday for the Missoula Out of the Darkness Walk - Saturday, April 25th from 1PM-4PM.

Pints for Prevention - Tuesday, May 5th, 5PM-9PM

AFSP Missoula Out of the Darkness Walk Night - May 14, 2020 from 5PM-9PM, Philipsburg Brewery

Austen Martell Memorial Race - May 16-17 2020 AND September 5-6 2020, Noon - 5PM Drummond MT Fairgrounds (two events; one in May and one in September)

Painting with a Purpose - August 4 2020, 6:30-8:30, Painting with a Twist Missoula MT 

Pint Night for Missoula Out of the Darkness Night, August 5th 6PM-9PM, Lolo Peak Brewery 

Thomas Meagher Bar Cares Night, September 7th 5PM-9PM, Thomas Meagher Bar 

Missoula Out of the Darkness Walk Cup of Kindness Day, September 8th

Walk Route

The walk route will be about 3 miles total as we walk out of Silver Park and out onto Kim Williams Trail. We will return to the park and walk around the Silver Park trail while sharing "Why we walk" stories from each team. See map for walk route. 

Pets

This will be a pet friendly event, we do ask pet owners to keep their pet on a leash at all times and to clean up after their pet. 

Become a Sponsor

Download the Missoula 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!

Upload agreement and logo online

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness


  Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

 
  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
 
 
Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in walker central

 

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 09/12/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional donations the day of the Walk.

Activities of Hope and Healing

Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection. 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. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.

 

The Out of the Darkness Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for resources, please visit www.afsp.org/resources.

 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the Missoula Walk!