DFW Metro Walk

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Welcome to the 15th Annual Out of the Darkness DFW Metro Walk

Wait.. are we actually walking to fight suicide this year? 

Yes! Join us on October 30 at Globe Life Park in Arlington as we walk together, in-person, to stop suicide and celebrate 15 years of Out of the Darkness Walks in Texas. (as permitted by state and local guidelines on event day.) Opportunities for virtual participation will be offered. Details to come.

Why did the name change? 

We are excited to announce that we are combining the Dallas and Fort Worth walks to create the DFW Metro Out of the Darkness Walk. We invite you to join us as we form one large catalyst of hope to create a culture that is smart about mental health and suicide prevention. 

Register today and let's show our community that we are always #TexasTogetherToFightSuicide

Event Details (In-Person)

Date: 10/30/2021
Location: Ballpark, Arlington, TX 
Registration: 9:00 am
Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

*Your safety and well-being will always be our top priority, and while we remain hopeful that we will 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)

*more details to come*

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sarah Allen 
Contact Phone: 469-989-8282 
Contact Email: sallen@afsp.org

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

Walk FAQs

When and where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place on 10/30/2021 at Globe Life Park (the old ballpark) in Arlington. Virtual opportunities will be also offered.

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.

Can I raise money through Facebook?
Yes, but be sure to set up your Facebook Fundraiser through your DonorDrive account after registering for the event. Click here to watch a quick instructional video

For additional questions, please email northtx@afsp.org

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! After you register, we encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPNTX. Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.

 Post to your Facebook page and add the  DFW Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk link, or the direct link to your fundraising page!  Invite friends to the Facebook event, too! 
  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #TexasTogetherToFightSuicide to your tweets!

Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #TexasTogetherToFightSuicide and #AFSPNTX

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

Raise $150 by 10/30/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

Teams who raise $500 or more by September 27 will have their team name featured on the backs of the DFW Metro Walk shirts! 

Click here to see more AFSP swag you can earn!

Team Incentives

Team Captains who recruit 6 or more team members and raise at least $250 collectively by August 31 will be sent a limited edition Together to Fight Suicide Trucker hat

Teams that raise $500 or more by September 27 will have their team name featured on the backs of the DFW Metro Walk shirts! 

Teams that raise $1000 or more will have their team name featured on the scoreboard at Globe Life Park. Teams that raise $2,500 or more can include a photo on their scoreboard feature. 

Community Resources

Gain resources from community partners at the community resource fair. If your organization is interested in having a table at the DFW Metro Walk resource fair, please complete this application. Email sallen@afsp.org with any questions. 

Activities of Hope and Healing

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.

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide