Delaware Chapter Virtual Campus Walk

Join us on April 24, 2021

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Event Details

Date: April 24 to June 30, 2021
Walk Location: Location of your choice!

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kathrin Olbrich 
Contact Phone: 202-770-8973 
Contact Email: kolbrich@afsp.org

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 currently plan to walk to fight suicide in our communities with friends and family only.

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

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Delaware Chapter Virtual Campus Walk  

 

Register today!

By clicking on the Register Now button above, you can register as an:

  • individual walk participant
  • or a team captain for your school (middle school, high school, community college, university etc.)
  • or a team captain for a club, school department, or personal team
  • or as a walker with a school team (see below for a list of school teams)

Before registering your school team, please check the team roster below to make sure no one has registered your school yet. If your school is already registered, please click on the team name and register as a walker with your team.

If you are an alumni, you can register:

  • with your school as a walk participant
  • make a donation to the team (new!) - click on the team name and the Donate Now button

For any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Maryland and Delaware Area Director Kat Olbrich at kolbrich@afsp.org or 202-770-8973.

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!

 
Take Action - April 24th to June 30th

Our 2021 Virtual Campus Walk will kick off with AFSP's National Day of Action on Saturday, April 24th. From April 24th to June 30th we ask you to raise awareness for mental health and suicide in you community by taking actions like:

  • Walk - Make a plan to walk in your neighborhood, in a local park, or on your campus. Be sure to wear AFSP gear if you have it!
  • Talk - Share your story, or reach out to a friend to talk about their mental health.
  • Donate - Ask for pledges as you walk that day. Share your donation page link, livestream, or share photos as you walk! Use #hopewalkshere and tag @afspdelaware
 

We at AFSP Maryland set a goal of tracking 47,511 minutes of activities by June 30 to honor every American lost to suicide in 2019. Can you help us achieve this goal?

Learn more about the ACTIVITY TRACKER

 

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


 
The 2021'Hope Walks Here' T-shirt

Raise $100 by June 30 at midnight and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk T-shirt! T-shirts will be mailed to the address provided when registering for this event.

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in cash or check donations by mailing them to AFSP Delaware, PO BOX 169, Annapolis, MD 21404. Please make sure to include this Offline Donation Form so we know where the donation should go to. 

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!

 

Resources

Dealing with the stress and anxiety during coronavirus may feel overwhelming. You may not have the same feelings as your classmates, coworkers, neighbors, family members, or others in your community — and that’s okay because everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.

In times of uncertainty, connecting with friends and family can really help in managing feelings of fear and anxiety, and be good for your health. Learn more at www.seizetheawkward.org

 
Activities of Hope & Healing

A Daughter's Journey

A Daughter’s Journey follows Sarah, a young adult, through her story of milestones, family, coping and positive growth after the loss of her father. She shares her story of hope, connection and resilience in the aftermath of a suicide loss.      

A Daughter’s Journey from AFSP on Vimeo.

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. 

Beads will not be shipped to individual walkers. We can mail them to teams of 20 or more. For more information, please contact Area Director Kat Olbrich at kolbrich@afsp.org.


Online registration will be open until June 30 at midnight. 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.