Denver Metro Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/23/2017
Walk Location: Coors Field - 1663 Park Avenue West - Denver, CO
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/23/2017 at 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Lindsay James & Sheri Cole 
Contact Phone: 720-491-8670 
Contact Email: afspdm17@gmail.com

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 Denver Metro
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
 at Coors Field!

 

SCHEDULE

 
Registration: 8:30am - 10:00am
Resource Fair Opens:    8:30am
Opening Ceremony:  10:00am
Walk Begins Appx: 10:20am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Denver Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk. We encourage you to walk with over 2,500 others to support suicide prevention on the 2.9 mile walk on the Coors Field Concourse (7 laps). Register online prior to September 22nd at noon MST, for a faster check-in on event day.

Check out the walk venue here

PARKING INFORMATION

Free parking in Lot A.  Sponsor Parking Rows 1-2, Close-in parking Rows 3-10 for $5 minimum Donation.  All remaining parking in Lot A, Rows 11+ is free and there is PLENTY – the lot is over a mile long!  Please see directions to Coors Field below: 

Lot A can be accessed from 22nd/Park Ave at Wazee.

Access from  I-25 is via Park Avenue.

Access from I-70 is via Broadway/Brighton Blvd.

http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/col/ballpark/transportation/index.jsp?content=directions

http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/col/images/ballpark/parking_map_640x828.jpg

All participants will enter at Gate A (lower East side of the stadium) and check in at Registration tables at the top of the ramp on the Concourse level.    Receive a free “Out of the Darkness” wristband - required for snacks and more.

It is a Coors Field policy that there are no pets allowed unless they are certified service animals.

T-SHIRTS

Raise $150 by 09/23/2017 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. 

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Denver Metro SPONSORSHIP PACKETWith sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250.00, 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! 

COLORADO ROCKIES NON PROFIT OF THE GAME-- FIREWORKS INCLUDED

**Don’t miss out on tickets to the AFSP Night at the Rockies vs Dodgers Fireworks Game**

  Friday 9/29/17 @ 6:10 pm MST

A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the AFSP CO Chapter Denver Metro Walk and further the local efforts of its volunteers, helping to provide vital programs to

- Create a Culture that’s Smart about Mental Health

- Find Better Ways to Prevent Suicide and

- Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide

Help Save Lives and enjoy the Game and the Fireworks Show!

http://m.mlb.com/rockies/tickets/group/afsp

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Denver Metro 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

 


 

 

Click here to join the Denver Walk Facebook event page for walk details, fundraising tips, and more! 

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!

HOPE, HEALING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Hope Notes:

Visit the HOPE NOTES wall & help spread the message that it is possible to overcome suicidal thoughts and feelings and that there are many resources available to help those who are struggling to cope.  Hope Notes is near Section 150, create a "message of HOPE" for you, someone you know, or to provide strength to someone who might be struggling. Help us create a "Community of Caring" by sharing that anyone can experience suicidal thoughts but there is HELP, and there is HOPE.

Memory Area:


Select and wear colored honor beads, choosing color coded Beads to signify your relationship to the cause 

Honor your loved one at the Memory Tree and view the Memory Boards from previous Walks.

 

Please bring a copy of a picture of your loved one (4”x 6” or smaller) to honor them at the Memory Tree. Pictures will not be returned and may be displayed at the future walks, awareness and educational events.

Buy Butterfly Bubbles: 

Honor loved ones during the Opening Ceremonies Butterfly Release
 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Hurricane Irma, the “For Sale” butterflies weren’t able to get here.

Please join us in releasing symbolic Butterfly Bubbles instead!

Bubble Sticks available for purchase – 2 for a $1.00.

(cash preferred) on a first come, first served basis, the morning of the walk.

AFSP Merchandise Sales:

Make sure to stop by the AFSP Merchandise Table to purchase AFSP swag to support and raise awareness about the cause. Cash and credit card accepted

Meet-up Area:

Find your friend, meet your team inside the stadium near Gate B.

Team & Individual Photos:

Snap a photo with AFSP props.  Also, times will be posted on the day of the walk to have a team photo taken by professional photographers - JK Photography.

RESOURCE AND EXHIBITOR FAIR

Visit the Resource Fair and Exhibitor Fair tables opening at 8:30 am:

Visit the AFSP Booth and review the latest AFSP reference materials and learn how to get involved with the AFSP Colorado Chapter.

Meet local professionals, counselors, staff & representatives from mental health and suicide prevention organizations as well as businesses that support the cause.

ENJOY REFRESHMENTS

           

The Denver Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk immediately follows the opening ceremony inside the stadium on the main concourse.

Walk to Save Live and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide !

Walk to Honor a Loved One!

Walk to Fight Suicide!

Come WALK with us!

Click on the icon to download the Denver Metro Sponsor Form, AFSP Denver Metro Walk Flyer, Offline Donation Form, Coors Field Participant Map and the NPOG AFSP Flyer!

Denver Metro Sponsor Form

AFSP Denver Metro Walk Flyer

  

Offline Donation Form

Coors Field Participant Map 

NPOG AFSP Flyer


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.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

 

SPREAD THE WORD

Quick Stats

$241,668.35 Raised
3,449 Participants

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