San Diego Walk

Join us on October 16, 2021

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness San Diego Walk

 

Event Details

Date: Saturday, 10/16/2021
Location: NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

PETS ARE WELCOMED

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Christopher Ramirez 
Contact Phone: 855-869-2377 
Contact Email: cramirez@afsp.org

EVENT DETAILS FOR SATURDAY!

Parking - Liberty Station has plenty of parking, street parking is open on Cushing Road

Event Time - 8am - Resource and Activity tents open for you to visit. Program will start at 9am followed by the walk. We will also have a brief closing ceremony.

Note - We will have various vendors and activities including rock painting, remembrance tent where you can bring photos of your loved one, hope tent to write messages of hope, merchandise, and much more.  

Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAM

 https://youtu.be/z2imm4gcXYM

#TogetherToFightSuicide

Become a Sponsor

Download the San Diego Sponsorship Packet. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250.00, 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! 

Upload agreement and logo online

Resource Fair

The resource fair is now LIVE! Click here, so see the resource fair, which stay active until 12/31/21.

Resource partners will also be allowed send materials and/or giveaways in advance, to be given out and/or displayed at the in-person walk. Please note that all sponsors can sign up for free. Sponsors will be given a registration code. To register, please click here. 

VOLUNTEER

We are looking for volunteers to help with the event.  Take a moment and complete our form below so we may connect with you! https://afsp.wufoo.com/forms/m99k54j0srvyf6/

Get Registered

Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide.  Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself or page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account.  Be sure to also check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions on page 10.

If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your AFSP account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first).

Why Register?

Our community has always been the heart of the Out of the Darkness Walks. Your safety and well-being will always be our top priority, and while we remain hopeful that we'll be able to gather in person once again this fall, we are closely monitoring CDC and local guidelines and will continue to share updates in the coming weeks and months.

Though there are many unknowns, there are a few things we know for sure:

  1. 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.
  2. We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone.
  3. 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.

Help Spread the Word!

Corporate Team Flyer - This flyer can be used as a template to send to your co-workers and encourage them to join your team! 

Individual Participant Flyer - Customize your individual flyer and insert your link so friends, family, and co-workers can support and join with you!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use the hashtags #OutoftheDarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide


  Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

 
  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
 
 

Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  One of the best ways to raise awareness and increase understanding is by sharing your story.

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 10/16/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

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. There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.

 

The Out of the Darkness Experience is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for resources, please visit www.afsp.org/resources.

 

Thank you for your support!