Dekalb County Experience
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Event Date: 10/03/2020
Event Location: Hopkins Shelter at Hopkins Park - Dekalb, IL
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 4:00 pm
Virtual Program: 4:00 pm on YouTube (link TBA)
Details: Participants will be able to drop-off donations, get their shirts, beads, and more. You will be assigned a time to arrive to ensure small groups and safety protocols. After pick-up, participants can walk in small groups around the park, in your own neighborhoods, or anywhere you choose! A link to the Virtual Program will be posted the week prior to event, and emailed to all registered participants.
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Angela Cummings
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 Dekalb 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.
Having trouble registering? Click here to view a step-by-step guide. Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself, page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account, or page 8 if you’re signing up in person on the day of the event. 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 about why you walk!
Raise $150 by 10/03/2020 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.