Charles City Experience
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Charles City Experience
While the Charles City 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 on October 17th 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
Location: Charles City High School
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kristina Williams
Contact Phone: 804-513-1081
Contact Email: email@example.com
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Why do you walk? Share your reason on our Virginia #WhyIWalk 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 - Hope in the Mailbox
Ongoing September 1st - 30th - Facebook for a Face Mask Challenge
Pre-event Activities, Date and Location TBD:
- Dine for Hope Restaurant Percent Night
- Outdoor Paint Nights
- Community Market (tentative)
- Details Coming Soon
Thursday, October 15th:
- Team Captain Pickup Night at Charles City HS
- Team T-shirts
- Team Beads
- AFSP & Community Partner Resources
Saturday, October 17th:
- In Person & Online Live Stream Opening Ceremony
- In Person & Online Live Stream Closing Ceremony
- In-person Walk (format adjusted for social distancing)
- AFSP Merch/Swag available for purchase
We are currently seeking sponsors for our 2020 Out of the Darkness Experience. If you or your employer would like more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristina Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.513.1081.
Help Spread the Word!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness #TogetherToFightSuicide
Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. We also invite you to join our Charles City Participant Facebook Group to receive our newest information and updates.
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story!
Raise $150 by 10/17/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!
EXCLUSIVE FOR 2020: Teams who raise $1,000 prior to our print deadline of September 4th will have their team name appear on the back of our official event 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.