Peoria Experience

Join us on September 26, 2020

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Due to COVID restrictions regarding in-person gatherings, this event will be a packet pickup with participants walking at your own location and time of their choice throughout the week and weekend.  Participants are asked to take photos of their individual walks and email those to the email address listed on this page, so they can be included in a video production of this year’s experience.  Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate the changes this year.

While the Out of the Darkness Peoria 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.

Event Details

Pickup Location: Chad Grimm Agency, 2001 W Willow Knolls Drive #207, Peoria 61614
Pickup Dates: Monday, 9/21 through Friday, 9/25
Pickup Times: 10am – 4pm (you may call to arrange an alternate time.)
Virtual Program: Saturday, 9/26 at 4pm via YouTube: https://youtu.be/jAxCSIc74B8

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Chris Buckely 
Contact Phone: 310-871-0859 
Contact Email: PeoriaWalk@gmail.com

Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Peoria 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. 

 
  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
 
 
Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in walker central

 

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 09/26/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!

Activities of Hope and Healing

Honor Beads

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.

Together to Fight Suicide. Thank you for your support!