Welcome to the Colorado Coming Together Out of the Darkness Experience
While the Out of the Darkness Walks in Colorado are going to be different this year, our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed. We are a strong and resilient community, united in our effort to fight suicide, raise awareness, educate our communities, support those who have lost loved ones, and support those with lived experience. We use our voices and share our stories to provide hope.
We invite you to join us in September – National Suicide Prevention Month!
We’re working hard to plan meaningful opportunities to connect and inspire you, and we will share more details about our exciting plans in the coming weeks. We want to keep you up-to-date with the most current information so be sure to sign up and join us!
Out of the Darkness KICK OFF Weekend
When: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 10:00 am MST
What: We'll HEAR from and SEE AFSP Supporters from Colorado (outside the Denver Metro Area) - share why suicide awareness and prevention is important to all of us.
How: Join the Opening Program HERE at 10 am MST on Saturday, Sept. 12th.
Participate: We want to HEAR and SEE you - have the opportunity to be a part of the KICK OFF Weekend by sharing your video snippets and selfies with us by 8.31.2020!
Show us why you are a part of Together to Fight Suicide. Options:
- Your favorite image of your loved one lost to suicide
- An image of you holding a picture of who you lost
- You displaying a message of Hope and Healing OR an AFSP Mental Health Coloring Book page
TELL US in a short video snippet (30 seconds or less) about one or more of these questions:
- Who You are Fighting for
- What AFSP Means to You
- When You Found AFSP
- Where You Live in CO - Supporting the Cause
- Why You Fight Suicide
- How Long You've Been Fighting for the Cause
- How Much You Plan to Raise to Fight Suicide
- Upload your images and short videos HERE if you are outside of the Denver Metro Area
- If you are in the Denver Metro Area, upload your images and short videos HERE
(The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reserves the right to use the images and content shared for AFSP awareness and promotional purposes).
Register Now for an E-vent Around the State
Select: an area near you to REGISTER NOW and show the world that we are always #TogetherToFightSuicide
**Find details about CO happenings at an area near you below!**
Fremont County Out of the Darkness Experience (Canon City)
Fort Collins Out of the Darkness Experience (Fort Collins)
Gunnison Out of the Darkness Experience (Gunnison)
Northeast Colorado Out of the Darkness Experience (Fort Morgan)
Denver Metro Drive to Fight Suicide Out of the Darkness Experience, 9.27.20, Coors Field (Denver -- "in car only", drive through event)
Registration for all CO Out of the Darkness Experiences is free and open to the public.
Contactless donations are encouraged -- donate online!
Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Our communities have always been the heart of the Out of the Darkness Walks. Your safety and well-being will always be our top priority, and we are closely monitoring CDC and local guidelines as we map out our options for bringing you an experience of hope and healing this fall.
Though there are many unknowns, there are a few things we know for sure:
You belong to a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope.
We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone.
Mental Health and suicide prevention are more important than ever, and we’re confident that with your help we can reach more people than ever before.
We realize that nothing can substitute the experience of coming together in person, and we will continue to seek ways in which we can do that safely. In the meantime, we look forward to connecting in new ways, and we invite you to join us on this journey.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD
We encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPColorado.
Post to your Facebook page and add the Colorado Coming Together Experience link (www.afsp.org/COTogether), or the direct link to YOUR fundraising page!
If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #TogetherToFightSuicide to your tweets!
Remember your LinkedIn connections!
Share your photos! #OutoftheDarkness #TogetherToFightSuicide #AFSPColorado
For more information, please contact:
Name: Sheri Cole, CO Area Director
Raise $150 by September 30th and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt! T-shirts will be available via local area events as published on the CO Out of the Darkness Experience pages.
We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide