Indianapolis Walk

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Indianapolis Walk

 

Event Photos 

Photos from the 2021 Indianapolis Out of the Darkness Walk can be found here. 

📸If you have photos of the 2021 Out of the Darkness Walk, please email them to indiana@afsp.org. Donations for all Fall 2021 Out of the Darkness Walk are accepted until 12/31/2021. You can learn more about the Indiana Chapter at afsp.org/indiana.

Event Details

Date: 09/12/2021
Location: White River State Park Celebration Plaza 
Registration: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Bead Ceremony: 10:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 10:30 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am

We were informed that the Colts home opener game at Lucas Oil has the same start time as our intended time for the 2021 Indianapolis Walk. After careful consideration, working with our volunteer planning committee and the park, we have decided to move the event times up to accommodate for parking, congestion and space. The walk will still be on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Tammy Lundy 
Contact Phone: 317-426-1750 
Contact Email: indyoutofthedarkness@gmail.com

Onsite registration opens at 9:30 EST on 9/12 - online registration is encouraged

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

#TogetherToFightSuicide

 

The distance of the Indianapolis Walk this year is a 3K (1.8 miles)

We will have a sign language interpreter again at the Indy Walk for the bead ceremony and opening ceremony.

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.

 

 

Volunteer The Day of the Indy Walk (Sunday, September 12th) 

We need over 250 volunteers to help before, during and after the walk. Please review the available time slots from the link below and click on the button to sign up to volunteer. Thank you in advance for considering this important volunteer opportunity. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Please share to help spread the word. Thank you again for helping make this another great walk!

Sign up to volunteer the day of the Indy Walk: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094cacaa2ca4fb6-event

 

Become a Sponsor

Download the Indianapolis Walk Sponsorship Packet With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500, this is the 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 2021 sponsorship agreement and company logo online

 

Indy Team Captain Huddle 

Team Captain Toolkit: Being on a team enhances the experience of each and every one of your team members, providing a built-in support system and a goal towards which you will all strive (and stride) together. A team captain's role is vital to the success of the Out of the Darkness Walks. Click here to access our Team Captain Toolkit and access some tips, tricks, and resources. 

 

 

 

Upcoming Indy Team Fundraisers & Events

 

Merchandise

We will have plenty of AFSP goodies for sale at our official AFSP Merchandise "Be the Voice" Tent, with all proceeds going directly back to our Indy walk! Make sure to stop by!  Cash and credit cards accepted. You can also order AFSP merch from the online shop here.

 

Food Trucks

We will have three food trucks on walk day (three food truck is the max amount that the park will allow)

 

Parking

Below is a listing of parking options. Click below to view larger. You can also find more parking options by visiting: www.downtownindy.org/explore-downtown/park.

Help Spread the Word!

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 09/12/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt! Shirts will be mailed to walkers who raise $150 by walk day (9/12). Please make sure your address is up to date in your DonorDrive account. 

 

Community Resources

Make sure to stop by our Resource & Wellness Area, where we will have information from local organizations.  There will be tons of great information here for you!

 
Activities for Hope and Healing

Memory quilts, sidewalk chalk for messages of hope and remembrance, and tree of life/love.

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.

 

Sponsor Mission Moments 

Thank you for your support!