Walk Date: 11/05/2017
Walk Location: Dickey-Stephens Park, 400 W. Broadway - North Little Rock, AR
Check-in/Registration Time: 11/05/2017 at 12:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:15 pm
Walk Ends: 4:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Wendy Thompson (email@example.com) & Tyler West (info below)
Contact Phone: 608-504-3386
Contact Email: Tyler@arwalk.org
Online registration closes at noon (local time) 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 December 31st.
Welcome to the Little Rock
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Sunday, November 5th, 2017
|Registration:||12:00pm - 2:00pm|
This years Little Rock Out of the Darkness Walk route is 3 miles. (Please see the Stroller and Handicap route). We will cross over the newly renovated Broadway bridge, down the Arkansas river trail to the Rose Memorial (Presidential Wet land) , walk over the Clinton Presidential Park bridge, head back past the boat house, stop by the Boot Memorial and finish at the east side of Dickey-Stephens Park.
Download the Little Rock SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!
Download the Little Rock Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community. Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you walk!
Raise $150 by 11/05/2017 and receive an official Out of the Darkness 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 your walking for the first time at the Little Rock Out of the Darkness walk or walking alone, please stop by the Team Arkansas table and walk with us.
Be the Voice shirts, water bottles, bumper stickers and more will be located at the AFSP Store. Credit Cards are accepted.
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND - with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the AFSP Store.
Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.
Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 12pm. This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.
Please contact Tyler West at Tyler@ArWalk.org for more information.
AFSP INFORMAITON and ADVOCACY
Learn more about the American foundation for Suicide Prevention, Arkansas Chapter and become a Field Advocate in the prevention of suicide in Arkansas.
Each year the Arkansas Chapter creates a memory wall. Since the creations of the walk in 2008, the names and memories of love one are forever remembered. Please feel free to bring pictures and words of love and hope.
WHY I WALK
Take time to stop by the “Why I Walk “ table. During the opening ceremony we take a moment of silence.
Every year, with the generous donations from sponsors, we remember those we have lost to suicide.
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.
The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience
Post, share and create memories.
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 December 31st.
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.