Richmond California Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Richmond California Walk
Contact Name: Robin Lopez
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Out of the Darkness: Richmond will take place at Marina Bay Park. We will adhere to all Contra Costa County Dept. of Health guidelines and protocols and go virtual if necessary.
The inaugural Richmond Walk is a brave space for individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and live truths. We commit to accountability, equity, and access. Our tentative location is ADA-compliant, and situated along the historic Richmond Bay Area Homefront, near the Rosie The Riveter WWII National Historic Park, SS Red Oak Victory, and has sweeping views of the Bay Area waterfront. Public transit options, parking, biking, and nearby SF Bay Ferry Richmond terminal ensure there are multiple ways for people to come out and join us!
Activities of Hope and Healing
We were so moved by the submissions of hope, of memory, of tenacity and of love that we have decided to make the Hope Bead and Remembrance video a tradition. We invite you to submit photos of your loved ones lost to suicide, photos of you and your team in remembrance or celebration of life activities.
To submit one or more photos use this form: Out of the Darkness Honor Bead and Remembrance Photos.
Please click here to watch the Greater Bay Area Honor Bead and Remembrance video.
Help Spread the Word!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use the hashtags #OutoftheDarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide
|Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page||Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!||Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness!|
Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. One of the best ways to raise awareness and increase understanding is by sharing your story.
Raise $150 by 10/03/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!
The Out of the Darkness Experience is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about. Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through.
Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection. 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. Learn more by watching our national honor bead video.
Having trouble registering? Click here to view a step-by-step guide. Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself or page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account. 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).