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Emily Welcome

Washington DC Experience



Poker Walk:

Join Emily and Emily as we bring attention to mental health in efforts to raise awareness towards and prevent suicide. We want to bring a strong voice to our community to let our neighbors know that they are never alone no matter how dark it may seem to get.

On November 14, 2020, we will be hosting a fundraiser event from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. We are walking from Bronson Bierhall to Don Tito to show support for suicide prevention and awareness. 

Registration will be the day of the event, from 3:00-3:45 P.M at Bronson Bierhall, located at 4100 Fairfax Drive. There is $20 cash registration fee, and this will be directly donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Upon registration, you will receive two playing cards. Hold onto these cards, as you will receive three more upon entry at Don Tito. 

We will have sweatshirts and t-shirts for sale, with proceeds going towards the AFSP. You will also be able to directly donate at the event using our secure electronic credit card machine. You will receive one raffle ticket upon registration, but will be able to purchase more if you want to increase your chances of winning a prize. 

The walk will begin at 5:00 P.M. We will walk with flameless tea lights, and ensure that we will adhere to safe distancing. 

We will begin our raffling event at 6:00 P.M. at Don Tito. Whoever has the best poker hand with their cards at the end of the event will receive a SPECIAL GRAND PRIZE, winning a portion from the registration pot. Emily and Emily will hang around afterwards if you wish to donate after the event hours. 

*We are adhering to CDC guidelines and will be enforcing social distancing. Please wear a mask at times when you are not eating or drinking. Please do not attend the event if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. 

For any questions or concerns, please email simplyemilygray@gmail.com or emilywelcome90@gmail.com 

We are proud to join the  Out of the Darkness Washington DC Experience to fight suicide and support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Please help us reach our goal by clicking the "Donate" button on this page. All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide.

Thank you for your support!