Oakland/Rochester/Macomb MI Community Walk

Join us on October 13, 2018


Event Details

Walk Date: 10/13/2018
Walk Location: Stony Creek Metropark, Eastwood Beach - Shelby Township, MI
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Lisa Matway & Diane Derenge 
Contact Phone: 586-419-0384 
Contact Email: oaklandmacombootd@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. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Oakland/Rochester/Macomb MI Community Walk


9:00 am
Opening Ceremony:
11:00 am
Walk Begins: 
11:45 am
Closing Ceremony:
1:30 pm






Guest Speaker: State Representative Pete Lucido

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 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, 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.


There is a $10.00 per vehicle fee to enter the park.


We will walk on a designated path through the park. The path is a combination of paved and marked trails, approximately 3 miles in length. You can also choose to walk the 1.5 mile path.


Download the Oakland/Rochester/Macomb SPONSORSHIP PACKETWith sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250 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!


Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness

Post to your Facebook page and add the Out of the Darkness Link, or direct link to your fundraising page.  Click HERE to like our event page!


If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 to your tweets!


Remember your LinkedIn connections!


Share your photos! 


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 10/13/2018 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. 


Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event… AND…with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the Paws for Prevention Tent.


Families and children will have plenty to do at our kids area. There will be rock painting, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, bubbles, and more!


Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resource area. Information tables hosted by local organizations will open at 9 a.m. and will remain open during the walk. This is a great opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and providing support to survivors and those struggling.


Remembrance Tent:

Bring a photo of your loved one for our remembrance tent. Poster-boards are welcome also.

Honor Beads:

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


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

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