Hamden/New Haven Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Hamden/New Haven Walk
Location: Town Center Park, Hamden, CT
Registration: 10:00 am
Event Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thank you for registering for the Hamden/ New Haven County Out of the Darkness Walk!
We will be IN PERSON this year, once again at Town Center Park in Hamden!
We will have a full opening ceremony, bead ceremony, and walk following the same route as in the past years - out of the park and onto the rails to trails for an out - and - back walk. This flat 3 .2 mile walk is suitable for all ages. Remember, you can turn back around at any time! Dogs are allowed on leashes and the Town of Hamden is asking that all participants, regardless of vaccination status please wear a mask.
We will provide masks if case you forget yours.
We will have merchandise for sale but in order to limit contact, we will be cash-less. We will have paypal readers to accommodate your credit card purchases.
We are very excited to have three food trucks on site as well:
Moonrocks, Coffeology and Los Mariachis so come hungry and thirsty!
While we are a "rain or shine" event, we will NOT walk if there is threatening weather so please watch this page and your emails for updates.
We are very excited to be able to see you ALL again in person!
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Michelle Peters
Contact Phone: 860-794-2559
Contact Email: email@example.com
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
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 10/03/2021 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.