Join us on September 27, 2020Donate
Drop-In Date: 09/27/2020
Location: Thompson Park - Watertown, NY
Drop-In Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Pavilion across from Zoo entrance)
In order to comply with CDC Guidelines of 50 people or less, please adhere to the following for your scheduled drop-in time: 10:00-11:00 Last names A-F / 11:00-12:00 Last Names G-O / 12:00-1:00 Last Names P-Z (If you are on a Team, please go by Team Captain's Last Name)
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Heisig
Contact Phone: 315-664-0346
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Watertown Experience
Are we walking this year?
So where does the walking part come in?
Please Help Us Spread the Word!
We encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPCentralNY with your family and friends. Give them the opportunity to support you. You can post the Watertown Out of the Darkness Experience link ( www.afsp.org/watertown) to your Facebook page or start a Facebook Fundraiser right from your registration page! Need help? Visit walker central for tips and tools. Follow us on Instagram and share your photos using #OutoftheDarkness #TogetherToFightSuicide.
How do I raise funds?
Ask. We recognize that these are challenging times but there are many people who are willing and able to support your efforts to Be The Voice for suicide prevention. After all, suicide prevention is everyone's business and we all feel good when we contribute to the greater good of others. Here are some simple tips to help you raise $200:
- Put in your own $20 contribution
- Ask your significant other for $20
- Ask your mom, dad, aunt, uncle, or other family member for $20
- Ask a friend for $20
- Ask your supervisor for $20 (and let them know we'd love to do a free Talk Saves Lives program for staff!)
- Ask 4 co-workers to give you $5 each
- Ask 2 neighbors for $10 each
- Ask a local business owner you support for $20
- Ask neighbors if they'll donate their cans and bottles (400=$20)
- Ask just one more friend or family member for $20
Need more ideas? Be sure to visit the Fundraising Tips and Tools tab under "Make an Impact"
Raise $150 by 09/27/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk Experience T-shirt!
Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional donations at our drop-in on 9/27. Please bring donations in an envelope with your name and amount written on the outside for minimal contact, or use our onsite QR code to make a donation.
Activities of HOPE and Healing
Submit your photo for the Chapter Wide online event sharing why you walk here.
Pick up your Honor Beads on 9/27 at Thompson Park
What are 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.
We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.
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.