Western New York 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: 10:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Missy Stolfi 
Contact Phone: 585-202-2783 
Contact Email: mstolfi@afsp.org

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Western New York Chapter Virtual Campus Walk  

04/24/2021

 

We are excited to bring you a brand-new format for this year's Western NY Chapter-wide Campus Walk!

We will participate in the AFSP National Day of Action by walking individually or as teams on April 24th at the time and location of your choice. For the 5-days leading up to the 4/24 event, we will host activities each day that will correspond to AFSP’s 5 Core Values. Additional details and links for specific activities will be updated as they are scheduled.

The Western NY Chapter of AFSP serves the following counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Schuyler, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Register to Get Started!

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).

*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 only host smaller in-person activities as long as it is safe to do so. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, as well as your dedication to preventing suicide.

 

Day of Action - April 24th

Our 2021 Virtual Campus Walk will culminate in a Day of Action on Saturday, April 24th. Stay tuned to this website for more updates!

  • Walk - Make a plan that day 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 AFSP 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!
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Are You Part of an Esports Club?

Go live on your favorite platform and raise funds doing something you love! For inspiration on streaming for AFSP, click here.  Download a copy of Support in the Gaming Community. 

Earn a WNY Campus Walk Shirt

Raise $100 by 04/24/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk T-shirt! Please note, these are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.

Mental Health Resource Links

It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health : designed to raise awareness about mental health issues commonly experienced by students, and is intended to be used as part of a school’s educational program to encourage help-seeking. Contact us to bring It's Real to your campus!

#RealConvo : You don't need special training to have an open, authentic conversation about mental health!

Seize the Awkward : Having a conversation about mental health might be uncomfortable, but it can make all the difference. Check out these tools - from conversation guides to tips - that can help you help those in need.

Seize the Awkward Resources

Seize the Awkward Campus Toolkit

Hope and Healing Resources

If you've lost someone to suicide, you are not alone. Suicide affects millions each year, and thanks to our donors and volunteers—many of whom are loss survivors themselves—we can provide these resources to help you heal. 

How to Talk to a Suicide Loss Survivor    

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. 

Honor Beads

Show your connection to the cause with COLOR.

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. If your school/campus would like to request honor beads, please email your Area Director.