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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Hagerstown 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 1.5 mile walk. There will not be a formal Opening Ceremony. Teams will be contacted two weeks before the walk about arrival times.
Location: Hagerstown City Park, Band Shell
Event Time: 9 AM to 12 PM
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kayla Young & Katie Dayton
Contact Phone: 240-469-8043
Contact Email: email@example.com
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 Hagerstown Walk.
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Preparing for Walk Day
Fiserv Thrive and Military Leadership
Frank Never Forgotten
Fishing for the Fight
Close to Reynolds
In Memory of A.M.A.
Team Music Makers
Healing Hearts and Hope
Community Free Clinic
Mental Health Taught Me
Walking Beside You
Refuse to Sink
Walking for Weller
My story isn't over ;
Jack's Troop -13
The Nguyen’s Girls
And all other teams that register after 9/22/2021
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).
is leading the activity and fundraising categories.
Our community has always been the heart of the Out of the Darkness Walks. The global pandemic has impacted the emotional and economic well-being of many individuals and families, and left many of us to manage a variety of emotions, including feelings of uncertainty. It’s more important than ever for us to stay connected. Though there are many unknowns, there are a few things we know for sure:
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 10/02/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!
Activities of Hope and Healing
Digital Memorial Wall
Click on the pink plus icon to add your story.
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.