Virginia Peninsula Experience
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Virginia Peninsula Experience
We will not be walking as one large group at Newport News Park this year. Please scroll down for full event schedule, beginning September 19th.
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Christy Elliott
Contact Phone: 757-880-3273
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Why do you walk? Share your reason on our Virginia "Why I Walk" Wall!
Schedule of Activities
Ongoing - Hope in the Mailbox
Ongoing September 1st - 30th - Facebook for a Face Mask
We will not be walking as one large group at Newport News Park this year.
Please check back often for newly scheduled activities and updates. Here's what's coming up:
Saturday, October 25th
Join us for the online launch of our Virginia Peninsula Out of the Darkness Experience Documentary. More details coming soon!
T-shirt, bead, and swag bag pickup at Dominion Floor Covering (between County Grill and Walmart on Rt. 17).
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 Christy Elliott at 757.880.3273.
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 Virginia Peninsula Participant Facebook Group to stay up to date on information and updates.
Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story!
Raise $150 by 10/25/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!
EXCLUSIVE FOR 2020: Teams who raised $1,000 prior to our print deadline will have their team name appear on the back of our official event T-shirt! Congratulations to VA Bear Crew and Team JayJay.
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.