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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Suffolk Experience
While the Suffolk 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
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Robert Avila
Contact Phone: 757-822-9860
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
We will not gather and walk at the park in one large group this year. Please scroll down for Saturday's schedule of activities.
Why do you walk? Share your reason on our Virginia "Why I Walk" Wall!
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).
Schedule of Activities
Ongoing September 1st - 30th - Facebook for a Face Mask Challenge
Our event will look very different this year, and we look forward to having you be a part of it! Our schedule for the day is as follows:
- 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM T-shirt Pickup
- Bennett's Creek Park
- For qualified participants who have individually raised $150 or more by 9/26
- 10:00 AM Commence Walks all across our community, location of your choice (we will not gather at the park as one large group)
- Take Videos and Photos
- Share on Social Media with #TogetherToFightSuicide, #OutoftheDarkness, and #SuffolkStrongerTogether
- Share photos and videos in our event Facebook Group
- 11:00 AM Closing Remarks Online from Suffolk Experience Chair, Robert Avila
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 09/26/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!
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.