Lehigh Valley Campuses and Sigma Nursing Campus Walk

Join us on April 17, 2021

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Event Details

Walk Date: 04/17/2021
Walk Location: DeSales University Campus and/or Virtual
Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Peterson 
Contact Phone: 610-282-1100 
Contact Email: karen.peterson@desales.edu

The safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. We will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

We have some walk day details related to Walk Day details below for everyone wondering how the walk will work this year! 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, as well as your dedication to preventing suicide.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Lehigh Valley Campuses and Sigma Nursing Campus Walk  

04/17/2021

To Join Us at 9:00 AM on April 17th - Please Click the Link Below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHaENWE8V4E 

 

Walk Day Details: 

We will be live streaming from DeSales University starting at 9:00 am - all registered participants will get the link to follow so please register to ensure that you get our updates. 

The DeSales Campus Community are invited to participate in person on campus, however, due to COVID restrictions, participants from other teams are encouraged to join us in their communities and campuses through our live stream on YouTube. 

T-shirts for those who have raised $100 will be mailed directly to them. 

Beads can be mailed if we are provided an address or picked up at your local campus. Please contact your team leader for more information. 

 

Register!

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).

And don't forget to use the Activity Tracker to be active while FUNdraising!

 

Help Spread the Word!

Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use #HopeWalksHere and #OutoftheDarkness


 
Free Tee!!

Raise $100 by 04/17/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk T-shirt! T-shirts will be mailed directly to participants who raise $100 this year. 

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk (if happening in person).

Team Donations — Donations can be made to a team, BUT the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising. Any donations made to the team as a whole will not go to any of the team members' individual fundraising totals. 

So please fundraise as an individual by sending friends and family to your personal page, and ask for a team "sponsorship" from local businesses, clubs, etc. and use it as a way to ask for donations during a team fundraising event!

Activities of Hope & Healing

      

Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental health condition can sometimes feel as if no one understands what you are going through. Wearing honor beads the day of the walk is a way to show each other that we are all connected to the cause, and that no one is alone.

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.

The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. 


Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.

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 AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, 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 right away.