Greater Ithaca Experience
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Greater Ithaca Experience
While the Greater Ithaca Out of the Darkness Walk is 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. We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide
Location: Lansing Town Hall Ball Fields - 29 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chicken BBQ: 10:30 until sold out
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Crystal Howser (below) and Amber Parker - 607-351-7639
Contact Phone: 607-351-7911
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Why Register? Are we walking this year?
Meet your 2020 Out of the Darkness Committee!
Read their personal messages here.
Watch a special message from your Co-Chairs, Crystal and Amber!
Please Help Spread the Word!
We encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPCentralNY with your family and friends. Give them the opportunity to support you. You can post the Greater Ithaca Out of the Darkness Experience link ( www.afsp.org/ithaca) to your Facebook page or start a Facebook Fundraiser right from your registration page! Need help? Visit walker central for tips and tools. Follow us on Instagram and share your photos using #OutoftheDarkness #TogetherToFightSuicide.
How do I raise funds?
Ask. We recognize that these are challenging times but there are many people who are willing and able to support your efforts to Be The Voice for suicide prevention. After all, suicide prevention is everyone's business and we all feel good when we contribute to the greater good of others. Here are some simple tips to help you raise $200:
- Put in your own $20 contribution
- Ask your significant other for $20
- Ask your mom, dad, aunt, uncle, or other family member for $20
- Ask a friend for $20
- Ask your supervisor for $20 (and let them know we'd love to do a free Talk Saves Lives program for staff!)
- Ask 4 co-workers to give you $5 each
- Ask 2 neighbors for $10 each
- Ask a local business owner you support for $20
- Ask neighbors if they'll donate their cans and bottles (400=$20)
- Ask just one more friend or family member for $20
Need more ideas? Be sure to visit the Fundraising Tips and Tools tab under "Make an Impact"
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 at our drop-in on 9/12. Please bring donations in an envelope with your name and amount written on the outside for minimal contact, or use our onsite QR code to make a donation.
Activities of Hope and Healing
What are 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.