Walk Date: 09/13/2020
Walk Location: Oak Park - Minot, ND
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Opening Ceremony/Walk Program Begins: 12:30 pm
Walk Begins: 1:00 pm
Walk Ends: 3:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Twyla & Cellest Hofer (701-720-5064)
Contact Phone: 701-720-1144
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.
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.
Our walk will begin at the Shelter and will follow the park through the walking path. 1 lap will be approximately 1.3 miles. We will be making 2 laps and will pass the shelter for those who choose to only walk 1 lap. Click here for a map of the route.
Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.
Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 12:00 pm. This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss. If you would like more information on having a booth at out event, please download our application packet.
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Minot Out of the Darkness Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community. 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 09/13/2020 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.
Dogs are NOT allowed in Oak Park during the hours of our event.
We will have 2 tables for Rock Painting again! Paint one for your loved one, yourself, or just because and place it along the route, in the wall of rocks, or take it home with you.
Take a family or group photo with our photo banner. Take a selfie with some of our AFSP photo props.
Activities of Hope and Healing
Place a note, picture, or any memorabilia on our Memory Wall. We ask that all items be 8.5”x11” or smaller.
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.
Day of Walk Events
Chance Auction – Tickets will be available at the walk to be purchased.
Rock Painting – We provide the rocks and paint, you bring your creativity.
Memory Wall – We will have writing materials and paper at the walk. Feel free to bring your own items!
Temporary Tattoos – Water free temporary tattoos will be available for all to wear and support AFSP.
Food – A light meal will be provided during time of registration.
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.