Springfield IL Experience

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Out of the Darkness Springfield Experience

While the Out of the Darkness Springfield 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.

Event Details

Event Date: 10/17/2020
Event Location: Southwind Park - Hope Pavilion 
Event Starts: 12:00 pm
Event Ends: 3:00 pm

Details: Participants will be able to drop-off donations, get their shirts, beads and more. You will be assigned a time to arrive to ensure small groups and safety protocols. After pick-up, participants can walk in small groups at the park, in your own neighborhoods, or anywhere you choose! 

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Angela Cummings 
Contact Phone: 312-890-2377 
Contact Email: acummings@afsp.org

Why Register?

  • By registering for the Out of the Darkness Experience, you join a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope.

  • All participants can create and join teams. This is a great way to motivate family, friends, and co-workers to join you!

  • Registered walkers will be emailed updates and invites to activities/events in the upcoming weeks, as well as given the opportunity to participate for incentive prizes.

  • Individuals who raise $150 or more, will be shipped the 2020 Out of the Darkness t-shirt!

  • You can connect with our new virtual community by joining the Facebook event page!

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. 

 
  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 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

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

Activities of Hope and Healing

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.

 

Together to Fight Suicide. Thank you for your support!