Cambria County Walk

Join us on September 18, 2021

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Cambria County Walk

 

Event Details

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Central Park - Johnstown, PA
Registration: 11:30 am
Program: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Chrystal James 
Contact Phone: 443-255-0087 
Contact Email: CambriaCountyWalkChair@gmail.com

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

#TogetherToFightSuicide

Day-Of Event!

Join us starting at 11am for registration and pre-walk activities including an information resource fair and music!  Also, we will have Taco Chellz and Barry's Italian Ice on site for food and treats!

We are so excited to be able to have this event in-person this year and are so grateful to all of you for your continued support of the Cambria County Walk!  Even though things have had to look a bit different, we have done our best to bring this walk back to the hopeful, healing event that we have seen in years past.  We did have to make some changes to accommodate current guidelines, but have done our best to keep the day as close to past events as possible and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the day with those changes.  Below, you will find information you will need for walk day.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

We will be following CDC and event venue guideline with regard to mask wearing and other restrictions.  AFSP will not be verifying vaccination status at the walk.  We ask that everyone continue to maintain a 6-foot distance from people outside of their household and to stay home if they are sick or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 or seasonal flue or have come into contact with anyone exhibiting those symptoms.

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.

2021 Cambria County Team Challenge

Become a Sponsor

Download the Cambria County Walk sponsorship packetWith opportunities starting at only $100, this is the perfect opportunity for both 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 sponsorship form online

Help Spread the Word!

Download the Cambria County Walk Event Flyer to share in your community.  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. View event 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 09/18/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

Activities of Hope and Healing

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Window Decorating Contest

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month, the Cambria County Out of the Darkness Walk, along with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is sponsoring a window decorating contest! Teams that are registered for the walk can sign up to decorate a window at Behavioral Health of Cambria County (411 Main St, Johnstown, PA 15901). There are approximately eight windows available to decorate and will be given to the teams that sign up for the decorating project on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, you can contact Chrystal James at cjmaes@ccrinfo.org. Please see the attached flyer for details!

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!