Merrimack Valley Walk

Join us on October 16, 2021

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Thank you to everyone who participated this year! If you were unable to attend in-person (or just want to join us again!), visit this page on Saturday, November 13th to watch our special "Celebration of HOPE" online program. The video player will appear above starting at 10:00am eastern.

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Welcome to the 2021 Merrimack Valley Out of the Darkness Community Walk!

WAIT … Are we actually walking to fight suicide this year?

YES! You will have two options to walk this year, on the day of the Merrimack Valley Community Walk (in-person, as permitted by state and local guidelines on event dayand/or on the day of our statewide virtual “Celebration of Hope” (on your own, within safe distancing guidelines). Read on for more details!

Register Now! Let’s show the world that we are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.
Event Details (In-Person)
  • Date: 10/16/2021
  • Location: Sampas Pavilion - Lowell, MA
  • Check-in/Registration Time: 
  • Event Begins: 10:00 am
  • Event Ends: 12:00 pm

**Date and venue subject to change. 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, state AND local guidelines and will continue to share updates in the coming weeks and months.

Event Details (Virtual Option)
  • Massachusetts “Celebration of Hope”: Saturday, November 13th
  • Location: Top of this page
  • Time: 10:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Francis Gonzalez
Phone: 978-569-5978
Email: cieloandralize@yahoo.com


WALK FAQs

When and where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place on 10/16/2021 at Sampas Pavilion. The best address to use is: 160 Pawtucket Blvd. - Lowell, MA 01854. A statewide virtual option will also be offered on November 13th for those not ready to be in-person.

Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate. Donations are accepted until December 31st.

How do I make an offline donation?
To send a donation by check, please complete this form and send it with your check to the address provided.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official 2021 Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!

How do I set up my personal fundraising page?
If you need help logging into or setting up your fundraising page, click here for a step-by-step guide.

For additional questions, please email: cieloandralize@yahoo.com

BECOME A SPONSOR

Click here to become a SPONSOR! Or contact us and we'll send you more details.

SPREAD THE WORD!

After you register, we encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPMA.

Post to your Facebook page and add the Merrimack Valley Out of the Darkness Community Walk link, or the direct link to your fundraising page!

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #TogetherToFightSuicide to your tweets!

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

Share your photos! #TogetherToFightSuicide #AFSPMA

FUNDRAISE TO HELP #StopSuicide

- Raise $150 and receive an Out of the Darkness t-shirt!

**All funds must be posted online by November 14th to qualify. T-shirts will mailed to participants who opt to participate virtually or earn their t-shirt after the in-person event.

Click here to see more AFSP swag you can earn! 

TEAM INCENTIVES

​- Teams that raise $1000 or more online by World Suicide Prevention Day  (September 10th) will have a TEAM YARD SIGN printed and mailed to their team captain!

HONOR BEADS

DOWNLOAD and share your color(s) on social media.

Would you like your loved one to be included in the 2021 Massachusetts Honor Bead video?

Submit your photo(s) here. (Due to the time it takes to edit and create this special video, we cannot accept photos after November 10th.)

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Want to volunteer on event day? Please register first then click here to sign-up for a volunteer role!

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide