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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Toledo Walk
Location: Promenade Park
Registration: 9:30 am
Event Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Peggy Myers
Contact Phone: 419-360-1054
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Toledo Walk.
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
About the Walk
Walk Day Logistics
Parking is available in the ProMedica Parking garage on the grounds of Promenade Park for $5
It is best to register online prior to the event. Registration is FREE
On Walk day, if you have not already registered, you can register by using the QR code posted near the registration tent or check-in at registration so we can get an accurate count of attendance
Registration opens at 9:30am. At this time you can turn in all money that you raised. It will be sealed in an envelope and sent directly to the national office of the AFSP. A check is better than cash.
Once you are registered we have activities for you such as....
-2 standing Yoga sessions provided by Kelly Sorah at 10:15 and 10:45am
-AFSP Merchandise for sale under the big tent
-Kid's area with sidewalk chalk, TipTop the clown, coloring pages, Be The Voice tattoos
-We are collecting names of loved one lost to suicide, to be read at the opening ceremony
-Coffee Truck- AYZO Heavenly Brew
-Food Truck- Smash Dawgs
-We will have counselors on hand is someone needs a listening ear
-We will have a nurse available for First Aid
-We will have vendor tables set up for area Mental Health providers for additional resources
-Team photo area will be available. We will take your picture and you can use our selfie frame or # signs.
- Bottled Water is made available by Costco
Opening ceremony will start at 11:30am
Our Walk is a one mile route but feel free to walk 2 or 3 time for the full 3 mile event
We appreciate that everyone wears a mask and social distance to help curb the spread of Covid.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Sat Oct 2 at 9:30am!!
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).
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. We also know increases in suicide are not a foregone conclusion if we act now to mitigate risk and support the mental health of our friends, families, and neighbors. But we need your help. Every dollar you raise through the Out of the Darkness Walks allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Toledo 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.
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
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!