Permian Basin Experience
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Walk Date: 10/11/2020
Walk Location: Online - 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: PermianBasinWalk@gmail.com
Registration is free and open to the public. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Permian Basin Experience
We may not able to gather thousands of people for our traditional event, but we really miss you! So, we are transitioning to a Walk Your Way Permian Basin Experience. We are asking all of our walkers to walk on the route of their choice on October 11th. As you walk take pictures to add to the HOPE Hub or post them to social media using #TexasTogether and #TogethertoFightSuicide. Share with us your miles walked so that we can see how many miles were walked together to fight suicide.
We're working to find a time and place where we can still meet you to provide our favorite parts of the Out of the Darkness events, like honor beads, resources, and t-shirts. We are also upping our game with more incentives and activities than ever before.
This is going to be memorable and ground-breaking year and we hope you'll join us in our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
We are always, #TogetherToFightSuicide,
Join the #TexasTogether Initiative
By registering for the Permian Basin Out of the Darkness Experience, you get a two for one deal. When you register you will also get access to our Texas Together Campaign. On October 17th, AFSP Texas is hosting an Out of the Darkness online experience, featuring suicide prevention and volunteer trainings, opportunities to share your story while honoring our loved ones, actionable awareness activities that you can be a part of, as well as virtual platforms for participants across the state to connect with other teams and individuals passionate about suicide prevention and mental health. Learn more at afsp.org/texas.
How You Can Help
Share on Social Media
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you walk!
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!
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.
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 Experience!