Join us on October 10, 2020
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Drop-in Date: 10/10/2020
Location: Long Branch Park & Wherever You Are! - Syracuse, NY
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teams of 4 or more participants will be sent a link to sign up for a drop-in slot
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Stacy Green
Contact Phone: 315-569-2185
Contact Email: email@example.com
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Syracuse/Liverpool Experience
While the Syracuse/Liverpool 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
Why Register? Are we walking this year?
Yes! And no.
Our community has always been the heart of the Out of the Darkness Walks and your safety and well-being will always be our top priority. This year, we will NOT have a traditional, full-on walk as in years past but here's what you can expect:
We will have a staggered drop-in from 9 am - 12 pm on October 10th at Longbranch Park!
Pick up your t-shirts, Honor Beads, resources, and Luminaria, have your picture taken, take a walk wherever you choose, all while following state and local guidelines.
- For Contact Tracing purposes, we ask that you please preregister before coming to the park
- Staff and Volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves
- We will have hand sanitizer and masks available
What we will not be able to do on October 10th:
- Have an in-person Opening ceremony
- Walk at the same time
- Linger at the park
- Provide food or drinks
So where does the Community Walk part come in?
Great question and we are so glad you asked!
You are invited to join the Western, Central, and South Central Chapters in a walk unlike any other we've had. Your Walk. Your Way. Together to fight suicide. The walking is real—it's the community that's virtual this year and that community will be all of Central, Western, and South Central New York State on October 17th! It will be a Celebration of HOPE and Remembrance and we want everyone to be part of it. We will have meaningful activities the week leading up to the Chapter wide event so stay tuned and keep reading to find out how you can submit your photos, make a donation for a Luminaria to light up the night, and more!
Having trouble registering? Click here to view a step-by-step guide. Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself, page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account, or page 8 if you’re signing up in person on the day of the event. Be sure to also check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions on page 10.
If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your AFSP account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first).
Please Help Spread the Word and Raise Awareness
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
racuse/Liverpool Out of t
he Darkness Experience link
) to your Facebook page or start a Facebook Fundraiser right from your registration page!
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for tips and tools. Follow us on
and share your photos using
#OutoftheDarkness #TogetherToFightSuicide and #CNYtogether
Raise $150 by 10/10/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt! Don't forget you can turn in donations at the drop-in on October 10 (envelopes and free pens will be provided) or you can use our onsite QR code to make a donation.
Learn more about how your business or organization can be a PROUD SUPPORTER!
Email Stacy Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information!
Join us as a Community Resource Partner
If you represent a mental health organization or similar community resource, please email Stacy Green at email@example.com for information on how to get involved and featured in our OOTD Experience!
Activities of Hope and Healing
Submit your photo for the Chapter Wide online event sharing why you walk here.
Click here to get a beautiful luminaria to light up the night on October 17th
Sign our Banner of HOPE on 10/10 at Longbranch Park
Pick up your Honor Beads on 10/10 at Longbranch Park
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.
Save the date! November 21, 2020 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.
The Out of the Darkness Experience 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!