Arkansas Chapter Virtual Campus Walk

Join us on April 24, 2021

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Event Details

Walk Date: 04/24/2021
Walk Location: Location of your choice! 
Opening Ceremony will be on our chapter Facebook page: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Wendy Thompson 
Contact Phone: 501-297-8016 
Contact Email: wthompson@afsp.org

The safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers, and staff is our top priority so we have decided to hold our event program virtually and will have many activities to help you raise awareness and funds to support the work of AFSP Arkansas leading up to event day. We also encourage you to find a location whether it is your neighborhood or local park where you can walk safely.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, as well as your dedication to preventing suicide. We look forward to joining together in-person in 2022!

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Arkansas Chapter Virtual Campus Walk  

04/24/2021

View Arkansas Campus Walk Program HERE
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!

Be sure to join us each day leading up to the walk for one of our scheduled activities. Click on the links below to participate:

Mindfulness Monday, 4/19 - join Dr. Mary Ekdahl and Ladeana Bell as they walk you through a guided meditation exercise.

Talk Saves Lives Tuesday, 4/20 - join AFSP volunteer presenter Sheila Rowden as she presents our Talk Saves Lives program.

Why I Walk Wednesday, 4/21 - check out our Why I Walk padlet page and share your reasons for walking.

Thoughtfulness Thursday, 4/22 - share a social media shareable to let your friends and family know you are thinking about them.

Facebook Fundraising Friday, 4/23 - create your Facebook fundraiser through your campus walk page to raise awareness and funds for AFSP Arkansas!

Arkansas Campus Walk and Day of Action, 4/24 - tune in for the campus walk online program on our Arkansas chapter Facebook page or YouTube channel. Be sure to share your photos of you walking or doing another activity on your social media channels as well as the Arkansas chapter FB page.

Sponsorships Available!

To sponsor the campus walk, click here to download the sponsorship packet. 

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 04/24/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk T-shirt!

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.