Florida Statewide Virtual Campus Walk

Join us on April 24, 2021

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Join us this year for our first ever virtual Florida statewide Out of the Darkness Campus Walk!

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15-24 year old’s, but together we can change the conversation about mental health and ultimately save lives.  Our Florida Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is designed to empower young adults to make a difference in the fight to prevent suicide.

Due the safety of our volunteers, staff and walkers, as well as many campuses/schools not allowing any in-person events for the remainder of the school year, we are joining efforts across the state to host a statewide Florida Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, with our Day of Action on Saturday, April 24thAnyone can participate and raise funds to help us further our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Join us whether you are a student (college, high school, middle school), faculty/staff, parents, or a member of the community!  This event is open to all! 

Registration is free and open to the public. 

Stay tuned for more details!

Event Details

Walk Date: 04/24/2021
Walk Location: Location of your choice!
Opening Ceremony: 11:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sarah Clark & Tara Sullivan (tsullivan@afsp.org) 
Contact Phone: 561-392-7877 
Contact Email: sclark@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 will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

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

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Florida Statewide Virtual Campus Walk  

04/24/2021

 

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


Sponsorship
 
You can be an everyday hero in the fight against suicide.  Sponsorships start at $100.  Sponsorships can go towards the event in general, to a team or a specific individual.  Click HERE to download to the sponsorship.  For any questions or additional information, contact Sarah Clark at sclark@afsp.org.
 
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.