Hartford Area Walk

Join us on September 29, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/29/2018
Walk Location: Great River Park - East Hartford, CT
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:20 am
Closing Ceremony/Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sherri Brown 
Contact Phone: 860-543-2179 
Contact Email: SHEMIBEE@comcast.net

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 Hartford Area Walk

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.

WALK ROUTE

A flat, approximately 2.5 mile out and back along the CT River beginning on the EAST HARTFORD side at the amphitheater at Great River Park. We will walk to the bridge where walkers can choose to climb the stairs and walk over the bridge in to Hartford and then back down the stairs and back towards the start point. If you do not wish to climb the stairs, or you do not wish to walk the full, please feel free to turn around at any point!

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Hartford Area Walk  SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With 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! 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Hartford 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 event page!  Click HERE to let everyone on Facebook know you are participating or interested in the event!

 

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event with #OutoftheDarkness and #20x2025 !

 
 

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

 


Share your photos with #OutoftheDarkness and follow us at @afspsouthernCT and @afspnorthernCT

 

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

T-SHIRTS

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. 

RESOURCE FAIR

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 11:00 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. 

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

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.


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!

Sponsored By

Ameriprise Financial