Fort Worth Experience

Join us on October 31, 2020

Register Now Donate

Drive to Fight Suicide Out of the Darkness Fort Worth Experience

While the Out of the Darkness Walks in North Texas are going to be different this year, our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed. Mental Health and suicide prevention are more important than ever. 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.

Although we are not able to gather thousands of people for our traditional event, we have found an alternative way to still bring people together. As a result, we’ve been working hard to transition to the Drive to Fight Suicide DFW Metro Experience where we can still connect with you.

We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone. We invite you to participate in the DFW Metro Experience - entirely from your car

Event Details

Date: 10/31/2020
Location: Globe Life Park - Lot F 
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kaylyn Sisk 
Contact Phone: 817-888-5048 
Contact Email: afspkaylyn@yahoo.com

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

Get Registered

Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide.  Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself or page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account.  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).

Register for the Dallas Experience and make a self donation of $5 or more* in September
and we'll send you this Bluebonnet #BeTheVoice sticker free! 

*Only self-donations made between 9/1-9/3 apply towards this incentive

How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Are you looking for a way to show your community and employees that you're committed to their mental health and well-being? Sponsor the Dallas Experience! Email afspkaylyn@yahoo.com for more information.

Join the #TexasTogether Initiative

On October 17th, AFSP Texas is hosting an Out of the Darkness online experience, featuring suicide prevention and volunteer trainings, opportunities to share your story while honoring our loved ones, actionable awareness activities that you can be a part of, as well as virtual platforms for participants across the state to connect with other teams and individuals passionate about suicide prevention and mental health.  Learn more at afsp.org/texas.

Fundraise Online

Raise $150 by October 31st and receive the official 2020 Out of the Darkness t-shirt! 

Share on Social Media

Share your story, post photos, invite others to join and donate towards your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool! Be sure to use #afspntx, #TexasTogether, #TogetherToFightSuicide. Don't forget to follow us, too! 



Once you’ve registered, set up a Facebook fundraiser to raise awareness and donations for the event! Follow these quick and easy steps!

Fort Worth Experience FAQ's 

When and where Is the event?
Saturday, October 31st at Globe Life Park - Lot F. 
Drop in anytime between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.
How do I register to attend?
View a step-by-step registration guide here.
Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but ew encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official event shirt! 
Are pets allowed?
Sure, as long as they stay in the car with you
at all times.
Where do I drive?
We will update the website and send out an e-mail
as soon as the route is confirmed. Be sure to sign
up for the Dallas Experience today to receive the
more up-to-date information as it becomes available. 
 

Why participate in the Fort Worth Experience?
When you participate in the Out of the Darkness Experiences, 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 Participants and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a bold goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025

 

Activities of Hope and Healing

Virtual Memory Wall

The memory wall is a beloved staple of the Fort Worth Out of the Darkness Walk, and we are excited to offer a virtual memory wall this year! Please follow the link below to submit photos of yourself, your loved ones, or whomever you are joining us to celebrate in remembrance or of your loved ones.

Submit Photos Here

Photos submitted after September 23rd, 2020 will be added to the Bead and Remembrance Videos for the Texas Together event.

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.

 

Thank you for your support!