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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Help Spread the Word!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you walk!
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
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.