San Francisco Experience

Join us on September 13, 2020

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Welcome to the 

San Francisco Experience

While the Out of the Darkness Walk in San Francisco are going to look different this year, our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed. We are a strong and resilient community, united in our effort to fight suicide, raise awareness, educate our communities, support those who have lost loved ones, and support those with lived experience. We use our voices and share our stories to provide hope.

Show the world that we are always coming #OutOfTheDarkness - #TogetherToFightSuicide.

WATCH THE OUT OF THE DARKNESS SAN FRANCISCO

View Entire Out of the Darkness San Francisco Experience Here

Individual Segments of Out of the Darkness San Francisco can be found below!

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Emily Ladow 
Contact Phone: 650-270-8814 
Contact Email: ootdsfwalk@gmail.com

Out of the Darkness Experience donations are accepted until December 31st.

WHY PARTICIPATE?
We realize that nothing can substitute the experience of coming together in person, and we will continue to seek ways in which we can do that safely. We welcome your ideas for gathering online and in-person this fall. Please contact the Committee Lead at ootdsfwalk@gmail.com for more information. In the meantime, we look forward to connecting in new ways, and we invite you to join us on this journey.
More great reasons to participate:
  • Project 2025 - a bold initiative to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025 is funded by walkers and donors like you. 

  • All participants can create and join teams. This is a great way to motivate family, friends, and co-workers to join you!

  • Registered participants will be emailed an exclusive San Francisco Out of the Darkness Experience Sign to print! Personalize it with your name and reason for walking - #WhyIWalk.

  • After the e-vent - we will send all participants a certificate of achievement to print and show off to your community!

 
ACT TODAY! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL!
 
 
 

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 09/13/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!
Note - we will find a safe way to distribute Out of the Darkness Experience T-shirt's to our community. Please be patient as we find the best way to do this!
TEAM INCENTIVES
- The Top 10 Teams with the highest fundraising total the day of event will receive a special spotlight during our event on 09/13/2020!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - KATIE KAUFMAN

Thank you so much to our keynote speaker - Katie Kaufman for your compelling reminder of the power we, as a community, hold. 

Keynote with Katie Kaufman

A Brief Word from Andy Breunig Area Director - AFSP Greater Bay Area

HONOR BEAD CEREMONY

Thank you so much for joining us at an Out of the Darkness Experience with the Greater Bay Area. Please follow the link below to submit photos of yourself, your loved ones, or whomever you are joining us to celebrate in remembrance or of your loved ones.

The San Francisco Hope Bead Ceremony

Submit Photos Here (Photos submitted after September 8th, 2020 will be added to the Bead and Remembrance Videos after Out of the Darkness.)

ACT OF REMEMBRANCE  

During the San Francisco Experience we will engage in a Community Act of Remembrance. You are invited to participate in an act of your choosing and gather needed items ahead of the event. Some remembrance ideas:

  • Write or say a few words to loved ones you're honoring

  • Write or say a message of hope 

  • Play a meaningful song 

  • An intentional breathing exercise

  • A moment of silence

  • Or whatever resonates most with you 

A Community Act of Remembrance with Brenda Durall

WELLNESS ACTIVITY
Wellness, Stretching, and Breath with Kristy Sharkey

YOU ARE NOT ALONE 
We must remember - that we are stronger - together - and that you are not alone

VOLUNTEER WITH US
Want to help plan the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Experience? Email us at ootdsfwalk@gmail.com to get involved!
Thank you for your support!
We look forward to seeing you at the San Francisco Experience