Fargo-Moorhead Area Experience
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Fargo-Moorhead Area Experience
While the Fargo-Moorhead Area 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 invite you to join us this Fall for an Out of the Darkness Experience. 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 here!
We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide
Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The opening ceremony will be streamed at 2:00 pm central time right on the AFSP ND Chapter's Facebook page
Please come to one of our pick-up sites during walk week to get your beads, drop off donations, get your T-shirt (if you raised $150), and other AFSP gear! Here is the complete list of pop-up sites:
Wednesday, (9/16)-Arch Dental from 6-8 pm
Thursday, (9/17)-Sanford SouthPoint Clinic (East Doors) 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Friday, (9/18) Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND (Parking lot near Noodles and Company) 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday, (9/20) Scheels Arena 12:00 pm-2:30 pm (Make sure you bring your phone! The ceremony will be streamed at 2:00 pm!)
Monday, (9/21)- Marcus Century Cinema from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm - We know this is after the streamed event, but we encourage people to walk all month for suicide prevention! You can walk with your beads after our ceremony, too!
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sarah Dixon-Hackey & Sam Christopherson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-371-1194)
Contact Phone: 701-404-9004
Contact Email: email@example.com
We are working to transition our event to become the F/M Out of the Darkness Experience! This way we can ensure a safe event for our supporters, volunteers, and sponsors, but we are still able to round up a ton of people and keep the connection that our chapter has worked so hard to build.
How it’s going to work?
We will have pick up events throughout the community were supporters can drop off donations, get their registration bags, their beads, and their fundraising incentives! These pick up sites will be announced soon!
We will be streaming our opening ceremony. This will be our 15th opening ceremony and we have so many volunteers working to make sure it’s extra special and welcoming. We invite You and everyone you know to walk in your neighborhood wearing your beads and AFSP gear to start a conversation after viewing the opening ceremony! Then be sure to post on our Chapter's Facebook Page!
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Get Registered (We really need you to register! There is power in numbers! )
Having trouble registering? Click here to view a step-by-step guide. Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself or page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account. 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).
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.
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story!
Raise $150 by 09/20/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!
Activities of Hope and Healing
This year we will have a digital hope/memory wall and we invite you to participate! Email your photo of your loved-one or message of hope to Denby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just be sure to send it before Friday, September 18th and make a note that it's for the F/M Area Experience.
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 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.
Event Day Information Activities:
Digital Resources Fair:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Proud Sponsors of the F/M Out of the Darkness Experience!)