Yates County/Finger Lakes Experience

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Welcome to the Yates/Finger Lakes

Out of the Darkness Drop-In Experience


***Chapter-wide, online ceremony will post on 10/17/20, starting at 10am throughout the hour on our Facebook page***


In order to comply with CDC Guidelines of 50 people or less, please adhere to the following for your scheduled drop-in time

**If you are on a Team, please go by Team Captain's Last Name**

12:00-12:30pm - Last Name A-D

12:30pm-1:00pm - Last Name E-H

1:00-1:30pm - Last Name I-M

1:30pm-2:00pm - Last Name N-Q

2:00pm-2:30pm - Last Name R-T

2:30pm-3:00pm - Last Name U-Z


For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Denise Slocum, Beth Habberfield, Brenda Black, & Natalee Carroll
Phone: 315-694-1216 (Denise), 315-729-1334 (Beth)
Email: Gcs3318@yahoo.com (Denise), bethhabberfield@gmail.com (Beth), bdgblack08@gmail.com (Brenda), carroll.natalee@gmail.com (Natalee)

This will NOT be a traditional, full-on walk as in years past. We will have an in-person, drop-by experience the day of October 4th to stop by Keuka Lake State Park to pick up your team's goodies, connect with the event committee, and participate in some self-guided stations, all following state and local guidelines. 

We won't be walking as a group, but encourage you to walk on October 4th on your terms: you get to choose your own course, what time you start, and who walks next to you (within safe distancing guidelines)! The walking is real—it's the community that's virtual this year. Feel free to walk around Keuka Lake State Park and enjoy the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes!


Raise $150 by October 4th and receive an official Out of the Darkness Experience t-shirt! 


Leashed, friendly dogs are invited to join our walk as part of Paws for Prevention! Celebrate our canine caregivers and honor all they do to be great companions for us. For a $10 donation to AFSP, your pup will receive a branded bandanna. Visit the Paws table the day of the Yates County walk, or pre-register by emailing Denise at gcs3318@yahoo.com. Please be prepared to show proof of rabies vaccination.

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.

Thank you for your support!