Walk Date: 11/07/2020
Walk Location: A. C. Williams Granite Creek Park - Prescott, AZ
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am -10:00 am
Opening Ceremony Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:30 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Ann Marie Boutin
Contact Phone: 928-225-5096
Contact Email: [email protected]
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.
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.
Come enjoy a comfortable, short 1/2 mile loop around Granite Creek Park following the opening ceremony. Loop is also handicap accessible.
Sponsorship is an amazing opportunity for businesses large and small to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive in-person and virtual marketing and publicity benefits. Click here to download sponsor packet.
Community Resource Tables
Community resource tables will be available at in-person events. This is an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming educational opportunities, and connect with groups and organizations dedicated to promoting both mental and physical health.
In addition to providing information at in-person events, community resources will have an opportunity to host a “virtual table” to provide information to all participants. (Additional details will be added as they are confirmed.)
Interested in hosting a community resource table? Click here to download community resource application.
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Prescott 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
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you walk!
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND - with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the Paws for Prevention Tent.
Raise $150 by 11/07/2020 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.
Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resource area.
Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 9:00 am. This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.
Activities of Hope and Healing
Participants will have the opportunity to write messages of hope and healing on the butterflies to add to the remembrance board and attach photos of loved ones to create a powerful experience.
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.