Walk Date: 09/13/2020
Walk Location: Bismarck State Capitol - Bismarck, ND
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:30 pm
Walk Program Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:20 pm
Walk Ends: 5:00 pm
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.
Become a Sponsor
Download the Bismarck Walk Sponsorship Packet. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Bismarck 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
Or pick up printed promotional items. Please help us spread the word! We have posters, flyers, wallet cards, and yard signs promoting the Bismarck Out of the Darkness Community Walk! Please stop by Happy Soles Shoe Store or Dakota Foot and Ankle clinic and pick up your items.
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you walk!
Raise $150 by 09/13/2020 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.
Friendly leashed pets with responsible dog owners are welcome at the walk! Stop by the merchandise tent and pick up a lifesaver bandanna for your pet! (All sales support the walk and our mission).
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 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.