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2020 Washington State Out of the Darkness Experience

Join us on September 27, 2020

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Experience Details 

Sunday, 09/27/2020 - Celebration of the #WATogether Experience:

Date: 09/27/2020
Time: 10:15 am
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 You can watch live right here! Check back on Sunday, September 27th at 10:15am to watch the premier of the 2020 Washington State Out of the Darkness Experience

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Welcome to the Washington State Out of the Darkness Experience

While the Out of the Darkness Walks in Washington State 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.

We’re working hard to plan meaningful opportunities to connect and inspire you, and we will share more details about our exciting plans in the coming weeks. We want to keep you up-to-date with the most current information so be sure to sign up and join us!

Register Now and show the world that we are always #TogetherToFightSuicide and #WAtogether

Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.

 

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Justine McClure 
Contact Phone: 206-459-7617 
Contact Email: washington@afsp.org

 

WHY REGISTER?

Our community has always been the heart of the Out of the Darkness Walks. Your safety and well-being will always be our top priority, and we are closely monitoring CDC and local guidelines as we map out our options for bringing you an experience of hope and healing this fall.

Though there are many unknowns, there are a few things we know for sure:

  • You belong to a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope.

  • We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone.

  • Mental Health and suicide prevention are more important than ever, and we’re confident that with your help we can reach more people than ever before.

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 this fall. In the meantime, we look forward to connecting in new ways, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

WAIT … ARE WE STILL WALKING TO FIGHT SUICIDE?

YES! The Washington State Out the Darkness Experience is focused on your self-care, create your own experience. On your terms: you get to choose the activity, it can be walking, running, reading or cooking - it is your experience . During September, 12th you choose what time you start, what you do and who joins you (within safe distancing guidelines)!  

More great reasons to register:

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

  • Registered walkers will be emailed an exclusive Out of the Darkness Experience sign to print! Personalize it with your name and your reason for walking. #WhyIWalk

  • After the e-vent, you'll get a certificate of achievement to print out and show off!

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

We encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPWA

Post to your Facebook page and add the  Out of the Darkness Experience  , or the direct link to your fundraising page!

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event.Don’t forget to add #TogetherToFightSuicide to your tweets!

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

Share your photos! #OutoftheDarkness #TogetherToFightSuicide #AFSPWA #WAtogether

 

T-SHIRTS

Raise $150  and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt! T-shirts will be mailed to participants.

REMEMBRANCE ACTIVITIES

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.

VOLUNTEER WITH U S

Want to help plan the Washington State Out of the Darkness Experience? Email us at washington@afsp.org to get involved!

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide #WAtogether

The Out of the Darkness Journey 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.

 

Stay Tuned for More Details! Register today to get the most up to date information about this one of a kind experience!

Thank you for your support!

We look forward to you joining the  2020 Washington State Out of the Darkness Experience!