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4th Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

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Saturday, Apr 21, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Blue Ridge Ballrooms (PSU 201AB)Map Location

REGISTER HERE

Check-in/Registration Time: 4pm
Walk Begins: 4:30pm
Walk Ends: 6pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Frank Batts
Contact Phone: 828-262-3148
Contact Email: battsrf@appstate.edu

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 June 30th.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

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.     

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

Remember your LinkedIn connections! 

Share your photos with #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!

T-SHIRTS

Raise $100 by 04/21/2018 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus 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. 

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 Campus Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and 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
  • TEAL - FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF SOMEONE WHO STRUGGLES

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.

REGISTER HERE