Virginia Beach Experience
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Virginia Beach Experience
Date: 09/12/2020 - 10/10/2020
Location: 4534 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Rachel Richmond
Contact Phone: 757-751-3145
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Why do you walk? Share your reason to walk on our Virginia "Why I Walk" Wall!
Schedule of Activities
Brighten someone's day by sending them a free postcard. Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness Walks bring communities across the country together to fight suicide and deliver hope to all who may be struggling with a mental health condition or loss of a loved one. While there may be some limitations on how we can gather in person this year, we can still send hope and let people know that they are not alone. Complete the form below and we’ll drop a postcard in the mail to bring a smile to someone's face by letting them know they’re on your mind. Get started at afsp.org/hopeinthemailbox.
Ongoing September 1st - 30th - Facebook for a Face Mask Challenge
Saturday, September 12th - Event Launch and Pickup Day (Rain date 9/13)
Help Spread the Word!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness #TogetherToFightSuicide
Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. We also invite you to join our Virginia Beach Participant Facebook Group to receive new information and updates.
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story!
EXCLUSIVE FOR 2020: Teams who raised $1,000 prior to our print deadline of August 31st will appear on the back of our official event T-shirt. Congratulations to the following teams: Difference Makers, Team Jman, and First Responder PTSD/Suicide Awareness.
Activities of Hope and Healing
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.