Huron Experience

Join us on September 12, 2020

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Event Details

Date: 09/12/2020
Location: Campbell Park - Huron, SD
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Program Begins: 10:00 am
Program Ends: 11:30 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Annette Bowen 
Contact Phone: 605-350-4745 
Contact Email: annette.afsp@gmail.com

 

Extra Safety Measures: To encourage physical distancing, volunteer will be ready at Campbell park on Friday, September 11th from 5 pm to 6 pm. You can use this time to pick up your beads, rocks, and T-shirts (If you raised $150).

Please remember social distancing and mask are recommended. If you do not feel comfortable coming to the Park on Walk Day, our 2020 Huron Out of the Darkness Experience will be live-streamed to Facebook Saturday Morning.

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Huron Experience

While the Huron 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.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a bold goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.

Become a Sponsor

Download the  Huron 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!

Upload agreement and logo online

Help Spread the Word!

Download the Huron Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community.  Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!  Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness


  Follow us on Facebook!  View this Walk's event page on Facebook.  Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

 
  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
 
 
Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in walker central

 

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 09/12/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional donations the day of the Walk.

Pets

Friendly, leashed dogs with responsible owners are allowed on our walk route! Check out our Merchandise stand to purchase your own doggy bandanna! All sales support our walk goal that supports our mission to save lives and bring hope! 

Activities of Hope and Healing

Rock Painting

We will have Rock Painting! Paint one for your loved one, yourself, or just because. You can place it along the route, in a random place to be found by others, or take it home with you.

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.

 

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 Huron Experience!