Walk Date: 09/29/2018
Walk Location: West Park - Ann Arbor, MI
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:30 am
Walk Ends: 1:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Patricia Wheeler
Contact Phone: 347-423-8874
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.
PARKING FOR THE WALK: Please park in the lower Mack School parking lot, located on Red Oak, just off Miller. There will be signage from Main Street directing you where to park. The location of the Mack School is listed online as Miller, but the parking lot is on Red Oak. Look for the signs, and volunteers directing traffic. Street parking is also available on Seventh Street. Both parking locations are a short walk from the West Park bandshell.
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 09/29/2018 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.
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.
Honor beads will be available for free at the walk.