Dodge County Experience
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Dodge County Experience
While the Dodge County 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 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
Location: Dodge County Fairgrounds
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Sempf
Contact Phone: 262-374-0347
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
We want to keep you up-to-date with the most current information so be sure to sign up and join us here
Out of the Darkness Featured Events:
8/22-9/12 - Art on the Town in Beaver Dam will have Memorial Tile Art Kits for sale (rocks may be available upon request).
*$20 each kit with $5 supports AFSP
*May go into the store and create on site or pick up a kit to do at home. You can paint/glaze tile and Kris will fire.
*No contact delivery available in Dodge County with paid purchase.
*Email photo of finished project to email@example.com by 9/25/20 so that your art can be featured at the Out of the Darkness Experience on 10/3/20 @ Dodge County Fairgrounds
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 - Pints for Prevention at Ooga Brewery in Beaver Dam -
Happy Hour 4-7pm
*$1 for every pint sold will go to AFSP
*Information table - yard signs available
*Get your Crowler to go
*Outside seating for Physical distancing
September 12, 2020 9am-3pm - Beaver Dam Pepper Festival
*AFSP Merchandise available
MAIN EVENT - Saturday October 3, 2020 Dodge County Out of the Darkness Event
*Honor Bead pick-up
*Resource Fair - (Church Health Services, NAMI, Gathering Source, Habitat Restore, CARE, AFSP, United Way, and more!)
*Dodge County Sheriff Child ID booth
*Masks and hand sanitizer available
* MORE INFO TO COME!
October 25th, Join the Wisconsin Chapter along with participants from communities across Wisconsin for an Online experience with photos, speakers and a special Honor Bead Ceremony!
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).
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.
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story!
Raise $150 by 10/03/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness 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.