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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Indianapolis Walk
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 email@example.com. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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).
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
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
- Team Chad Beer Release and Raffle | Date: Saturday, September 18th | Location: Cedar Creek Winery | Learn more here
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.
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.
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.
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.