Permian Basin Walk

Join us on October 11, 2020

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/11/2020
Walk Location: Memorial Gardens - Odessa, TX
Check-in/Registration Time: 1:30 pm
Walk Program Begins: 3:00 pm
Walk Ends: 5:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Amanda and Joshua Provence 
Contact Phone: 432-260-3373 
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.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Permian Basin Walk

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.

Walk Route

The walk will be held at Memorial Gardens park in Odessa, Texas. The park as a pathway that circles the pond that is approximately 3/4 of a mile. The path is wheelchair accessible and pet friendly. Perfect for those who would like to walk around several times, or those who can only manage to go around once. 

Become a Sponsor

Download the Permian Basin Walk Sponsorship Packet. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!

Upload agreement and logo online

Pets

Please make sure all pets remain on their leash. 

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness


  Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page.  View this Walk's event page.

 
  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
 
 
Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! 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 10/11/2020 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.

Activities of Hope and Healing

We will have a memorial wall that will be decorated with butterflies that you can decorate. The butterflies will be available for pick up in mid September, and also at the event. 

  

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.

 

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.

 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the Permian Basin Walk!