Missoula Walk

Join us on September 15, 2018


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/15/2018
Walk Location: Silver Park - Missoula, MT
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Walk Begins: 1:00 pm
Walk Ends: 3:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Nancy Yates 
Contact Phone: 406-855-5267 
Contact Email: nancy.yates@providence.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. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Missoula Walk



Registration: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Opening Ceremony:    1:00pm
Walk Begins:  1:15pm
Closing Ceremony: 3:00pm


We will be walking the path around Silver Park, keeping everyone together in community! We walk around the park at least 5 times to allow everyone the opportunity to participate as they would like while enjoying the event and venue.


Download the Missoula Walk 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! 


Download the Missoula 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

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 chapter page. Click HERE to let everyone on FB know you are participating or interested in the event. 


If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event with #OutoftheDarkness and #20x2025. Follow us as well at @afspMontana


Remember your LinkedIn connections!


Share your photos with #OutoftheDarkness and follow us at @afspMontana. 


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 09/15/2018 and receive a 2018 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. 


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 12:00 pm.  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. If your business or organization would like to get involved, please reach out to our walk chair about Resource Fair opportunities. 


We will have face painting and music along with a potential visit from some Super Hero’s/Princesses. 


We will have memory boards for walkers to share their story or remember a loved one who died by suicide, in addition we will also have Hope boards allowing walkers to share messages of Hope with others.

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



We have the following events planned in support of the walk and invite you to participate to help us raise hope, awareness and funds for our 2018 OOTD Walk

Join us for the following events:

Tuesday August 7th – Painting with a Purpose at Painting with a Twist in Missoula. To register follow this link  https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/missoula/event/1486865/

Monday September 10th – Thomas Meagher Bar Community Cares Night 6pm-10PM, TMB will donate 20% of proceeds from food/drink sold to our walk event. We will have walk and AFSP information to share.

Wednesday September 12th – Lolo Brewery Pint Night from 6-9 PM, the brewery will donate 0.75 of every pint sold to our walk event. We will have walk and AFSP information to share

HuHot Cares Community Event September 5th 4PM-9PM, 20% of proceeds go to the Missoula OOTD Walk.  Click here for a brochure

NAMI and Project Tomorrow presents Out of the Darkness: Voices of Hope September 13th from 6:30-8:30 at The Public House, free admission.  Click here for a brochure.


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.

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!


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