Madison County Experience
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Event Date: 10/24/2020
Event Location: Roxana Park
Luminary Drop-Off and Packet Pickup: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Program: 6:00 pm on Facebook Live
Luminary Drive Through: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Due to recent health and safety concerns, this event will now be a drive-through luminary display rather than a walk. Below are the details, but please reach out if you have questions:
Luminaries may be picked up at the park building on Wednesday, October 14th from 4:30 - 7 and then M-F from 8:30-3:30 from 10/15 to 10/23.
On Saturday, October 24th:
10am to 4pm: drop-off luminaries at the park and pickup resource bags and shirts (if earned)
5:30-6:30: Names from luminaries read over Facebook Live
6:30-8:30: Drive-through event for viewing luminaries
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jennifer Herring
Contact Phone: 312-890-2377
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Madison County Experience
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.
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 about why you walk!
Raise $150 by 10/17/2020 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.
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.