University of Louisville Campus Walk

Join us on April 10, 2021

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Event Details

Walk Date: 04/10/2021
Walk Location: U of L’s Belknap Campus & Online
Opening Ceremony: Online at 10AM

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kirsten Moore 
Contact Phone: 502-572-4854 
Contact Email: ulcampusootd@gmail.com

**Please note that the HOPE boards have been removed from the route due to inappropriate and unrelated content being written on them.

The route through U of L's Campus is now open! The route begins at the Speed Art Museum and ends at the Quad in front of the Humanities building. This route will be set up until 11AM on April 16th. There will be different online programming, education opportunities, and events happening virtually through the week as well, so register to receive the most up-to-date details!

Masks are required for any activities on campus. 

If you’d like to show off your honor bead colors and who you are walking for, you can download and print or share the following to social media!

              Honor bead colors – click here

              I’m Walking For bib – click here

Be sure to post photos and videos from your walk on social media using #CardsFightSuicide and #HopeWalksHere and make the post public! You can tag the Kentucky Chapter on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using @KentuckyAFSP. You can also follow us @KentuckyAFSP on Snapchat to be invited to contribute to the Kentucky Campus Walks story!


Kentucky Virtual Campus Out of the Darkness Walk Week

Kentucky is united in the fight to stop suicide, and that means that even U of L and UK have joined forces to bring suicide prevention to high school and college students throughout Kentucky! While U of L and UK's in-person activities will look different, we are collaborating for virtual content throughout the week of April 10th - April 17th. For this we are inviting participants from every high school and college throughout the state to register for free as part of a school team! We will highlight different schools each day, invite you to free suicide prevention trainings, and help connect your school with resources, no matter where you are in the bluegrass!

To get started follow these steps:

1. Check the list of school teams below to see if a team has already been created for your school

2. Click your school team to register and invite others to join you OR register as a team captain and create a team for your school

3. When you create a new school team, email mcole@afsp.org so we can promote your team and work on bringing suicide prevention resources to your school!

School Teams

Kentucky High Schools Team

Bellarmine University

 

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

University of Louisville Campus Walk  

04/10/2021

 

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

Get your Sticker!!

Every individual who raises $25+ between March 17th and April 17th will receive this limited edition Kentucky Campus Walks Sticker!

Only donations received during this time period will count toward this incentive. Please double check your mailing address to make sure you don't miss out on your prize!

Free Tee!!

Raise $100 by 04/10/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk T-shirt!

Shirts will be mailed out to participants AFTER the event, so please make sure your mailing address is correct when registering.

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.