Walk Date: 05/20/2018
Walk Location: Carr Park - Manchester, MI
Check-in/Registration Time: 05/20/2018 at 2:00 pm
Walk Begins: 3:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Megan Linski
Contact Phone: 734-478-7293
Contact Email: [email protected]
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.
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.