Denver Metro Walk

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Walk to Fight Suicide
Out of the Darkness Denver Metro Walk


Walk to Promote Mental Health
Walk to Prevent Suicide
Walk to Honor Yourself & Loved Ones

The Out of the Darkness Denver Metro Walk builds community, inspires hope, and creates connection. The walk is a reminder that no one is alone. Whether you've lost a loved one, struggle with a mental health condition, have attempted suicide, or care about suicide prevention, this walk is for you. Your story matters and you matter.

Join nearly 5,000 suicide prevention supporters on Saturday, September 19 to walk to raise awareness for this leading cause of death.

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow guidelines from local officials. No matter what, the walk will happen whether in-person, in smaller groups, or virtually.

 

09/19/2020
Location: Coors Field - Denver, CO
Check-in/Registration: 8:30 am
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:15 AM
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:

Lori Harper 
303-819-9889 
[email protected]

Once you’ve registered, set up a Facebook fundraiser
to raise awareness and donations for the walk!
Follow these quick and easy steps!


The Denver Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk immediately follows the Opening Ceremony inside the stadium on the Main and Upper Concourses.       

FOR THOSE OBSERVING ROSH HASHANAH: We understand this date overlaps with Rosh Hashanah and apologize for the inconvenience this may cause for those celebrating the holiday. We spoke with every venue that can accommodate an event our size, and none of them had alternate dates available since many large events like ours tend to secure the same weekend, annually. Please know there is a virtual walker option if you are unable to attend and would like to be involved with the walk. We hope you will join us for one of the other walks taking place throughout the state and will join us again at the Denver Metro Walk next year. If you would like to discuss other ways to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Colorado Chapter, please contact Sheri Cole, AFSP CO Area Director, at [email protected].

 


Denver Metro Walk FAQs


When and where is the walk?
Saturday, September 19th, 8:30am at Coors Field.

 

Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.

 

How do I make an offline donation?
To send a donation by check, please complete this form and send it with your check to the address provided.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!

 

Are pets allowed?
Coors Field policy is NO PETS allowed (with the exception of service animals)

 

Where do I park?
Click here for directions.

Where is check-in and registration?
Check-in is at Gate A (lower east side of the stadium). You will receive an Out of the Darkness wristband required to enter the stadium.

 

How do I register for the walk?
View a step-by-step registration guide here.

 

 

 

How You Can Help


Become a Sponsor

Are you looking for a way to show your community and employees that you're committed to their mental health and well-being?  Sponsor the Denver Metro Walk! Click here to for the 2020 Denver Metro Sponsorship Form. Email [email protected] with questions.

Share on Social Media

Share your story, post photos, invite others to join you for the walk or donate to your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool!

Please be sure to use the following: @AFSPCO #AFSPDenver @ootddenver

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

A link to order promotional materials will be coming soon!

 
Fundraise Online
 

$150+ - Walk t-shirt. Raise $150 by September 19 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!

In addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk.

 
 

 

Day of the Walk: Resources & Activities


Resource & Exhibitor Fair

Visit the Resource Fair and Exhibitor Fair tables opening at 8:30 a.m.

Visit the  AFSP Booth  and review the latest  AFSP reference materials  and learn how to get involved with the AFSP Colorado Chapter. 

Meet local professionals, counselors, staff & representatives from mental health and suicide prevention organizations as well as businesses that support the cause. 

Buy Butterflies

Honor loved ones during the Opening Ceremonies Butterfly Release. Purchase a butterfly (CASH ONLY) on a first come, first served basis, the morning of the walk.

Hope Notes

Visit the HOPE NOTES wall & help spread the message that it is possible to overcome suicidal thoughts and feelings and that there are many resources available to help those who are struggling to cope.  Create a "Message of HOPE" for you, someone you know, or to provide strength to someone who might be struggling. Help us create a "Community of Caring" by sharing that anyone can experience suicidal thoughts but there is HELP, and there is HOPE.

 
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.

AFSP Merchandise Sales

Make sure to stop by the AFSP Merchandise Table to purchase AFSP swag to support and raise awareness about the cause. Cash and credit cards accepted.

 
Memory Area

Honor your loved one at the Memory Trees and see Memory Boards from previous walks.

Please bring a copy of a picture of your loved one (4" x 6" or smaller) to honor them at the Memory Trees. Pictures will not be returned and may be displayed at future walks, awareness and educational events.

Enjoy Refreshments

Food trucks will be in the Coors Field parking Lot, outside of Gate A near Check-in. Multiple yummy options for breakfast and lunch at various times.  Vendors are donating a percentage of their proceeds to the walk. Water and snacks & drinking fountains available during the walk.

 

Team & Individual Photos 

Snap a photo with AFSP props and post to your social media accounts.


 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!