Walk Date: 11/10/2018
Walk Location: Youngsville Sports Complex - Youngsville, LA
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Liz Broussard (below) & Lisa Dukon (Lisakduhon@bellsouth.net, 337-380-5400)
Contact Phone: 337-380-8113
Contact Email: email@example.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.
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.
|Registration:||8:30 am - 10:00 am|
|Opening Ceremony:||10:00 am|
|Walk Begins:||10:30 am|
|Closing Ceremony:||11:30 am|
|Raffle Drawing:||11:45 am|
The noncompetitive walk is 1 lap around the walking trail. Please click here for a map.
Download the ACADIANA SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With 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!
Click HERE to fill out an online sponsorship form.
Download the ACADIANA OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK 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 11/10/2018 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 AFSP Store.
Participants responsible for picking up after their dog.
Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 9:00 am. 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.
Bring a photo of your loved one to share on the Photo Wall.
An Honor Bead Ceremony will take place during the opening program. This ceremony identifies a connection to the cause which is the most important part of the honor beads, and helps us identify others who understand our experience.
We will also have a butterfly release on the baseball field.
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
• WHITE - LOST A CHILD
• RED - LOST A SPOUSE OR PARTNER
• GOLD - LOST A PARENT
• ORANGE - LOST A SIBLING
• PURPLE - LOST A RELATIVE OR FRIEND
• SILVER - LOST FIRST RESPONDER / MILITARY
• GREEN - STRUGGLED PERSONALLY
• BLUE - SUPPORT THE CAUSE