Location: Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Location: Berg Park (400 Scott Ave - Farmington, NM 87401)
Walker Check-In/Registration Time: 8:00am - 9:00am
Walk Program Begins: 9:00am
Event Ends: 12:00pm
For more information, please contact:
Name: Kristin Grant
Email: [email protected]
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 goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.
Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started!
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 event during the check-in time listed above. Registration is FREE and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.
Download (JPEG or PDF) the 2020 San Juan County Walk flyer to help promote the event in your community and through social media! We encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPNewMexico.
Click here to download the Walk Sponsorship Opportunities packet or contact us and we'll send you a copy. ALL sponsors will receive numerous marketing benefits, including a spot in the Walk Resource Fair!
Want to host an information table inside the Walk Community Resource Fair? Click here to register as an exhibitor (501c3 non-profit organizations only). **Deadline to register is September 1st.**
Raise $150 by September 12th (the day of the event) 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 cash or check donations at the registration tents on the day of the event.
VOLUNTEER WITH US ON WALK DAY
Volunteers assist with everything from set-up and breakdown to food and beverage stations, to route support, prize giveaways, and much more! Click here to register as a volunteer.
LOCATION + WALK ROUTE
This year's event will be held at the beautiful Berg Park. Click here for directions. The walk route is wheelchair and stroller-friendly.
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.
The Walk is a journey of remembrance and an event that unites a community - a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones.
We all wear honor beads (available for free at the Honor Beads tent on the day of the event, while supplies last) - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience.
Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the Walk Resource Fair. Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 8:00am. This is your opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to making a difference in the community.
PAWS FOR PREVENTION
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event.