Carroll County Maryland Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Carroll County Maryland Walk
We will be moving to a staggered arrival format due to COVID-19 concerns. Registered teams will arrive at throughout the morning, enjoy various event activities, explore resource vendors, and then go on a 2 mile walk. There will not be a formal Opening Ceremony. Teams will be contacted in the coming days about arrival times. For more details, please continue to read.
Please keep scrolling down for important event details.
Location: Krimgold Park
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kat Olbrich
Contact Phone: 202-770-8973
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule and Activities
From 9 AM to 11 AM participants will be able to: register (those who did not pre-register on this website), drop off donations, grab honor beads, pick-up walker shirts
From 9 AM to 12 PM participants will be able to: browse resource vendors and walk
Individual Walkers can arrive at any time between 9 AM and 11 AM to walk.
9.00 AM to 9.30 AM Arrival Time for Teams:
Alexis DePasquale Realtor
Carroll County Health Department
Carroll County Youth Service Bureau
Rebels with Cause1
Your Story Isn't Over
9.30 AM to 10.00 AM Arrival Time for Teams:
Carroll County Educators
East Middle Bulldogs
End the Stigma
Hold on to Hope
Housewives for David
10.00 AM to 10.30 AM Arrival Time for Teams:
Join Us Today
We're moving forward with plans to host our Out of the Darkness Community Walks in person beginning fall 2021. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers will be our top priorities as we work with local authorities to make decisions about event details, and we'll continue to offer options to participate online and in your neighborhood.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to be there for one another and take steps to safeguard our mental health and prevent suicide.
Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Carroll County Maryland Walk.
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Preparing for Walk Day
Those who pre-register on this website, DO NOT have to check-in on the day of. If anyone is coming with you to the walk, please have them register ahead of time, or you may register them yourself!
For those who do not-preregister, QR codes to register and donate will be at the Walk, but pre-registration is encouraged.
We strongly encourage everyone to ask your supporters to donate online whenever possible. We kindly ask you to mail checks in ahead of time (or by December 31 at the latest) to AFSP Maryland, PO Box 169, Annapolis, MD 21401 and include and Offline Donation Form.
Things to bring to the walk:
- your smartphone
- water (we will not provide water or snacks)
We are doing all we can to provide a safe environment for you, our volunteers, and our staff! Anything you can do to help us would be greatly appreciated.
- If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last two weeks, please do not attend the walk
- Consider wearing a mask where social-distancing is not possible or when communicating with volunteers and resource vendors in the registration area
- Practice safe distancing from those outside of those you are in regular contact with
- We will have masks available, if you forgot yours or need additional ones
- Hand-sanitizer will be available at the registration area
Thank you for your cooperation and support! We are so glad that you will be joining us!
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).
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!
Activities of Hope and Healing
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.