Broome/Tioga County Walk

Join us on October 2, 2021

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Broome/Tioga County Walk

Date: 10/02/2021
Location: Otsiningo Park - Binghamton, NY
Registration: 9:30 am
Event Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Deb France 
Contact Phone: 607-434-2613 
Contact Email: franced@springbrookny.org

Pre-registered participants will no longer need to check-in at the Walk, so we encourage you to register, invite friends, fundraise, and donate in advance to make your day-of event experience as safe and streamlined as possible! 

Help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

The Out of the Darkness Broome/Tioga County Walk is a special event that provides community, connection, healing, and hope for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience. We are moving forward with plans to host the walk in-person on Saturday, October 2nd. By registering, you are joining 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. Every dollar you raise allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

The health and safety of our participants, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. We are requesting that participants stay home if they have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks, are waiting for Covid-19 test results, have Covid-19 symptoms, or have recently been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for or has symptoms of Covid-19.            


Registration & Walk FAQs

Many of the answers to your questions can be found by clicking the Participant Hub link. We've included a few here!

Where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place on Saturday, October 2nd at Otsiningo Park (click link for Google Maps directions).
UPDATE: Click HERE for park map

 

Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.

 

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 minimum $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official 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 franced@springbrookny.org.

How YOU Can Help


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Broome/Tioga Walk shows the community that your business cares about mental health and suicide prevention. Download the 2021 Sponsor Packet or use this direct link to help stop this leading cause of death.

 
Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Download and Share the Walk Flyer

 

Share on Social Media

Share your story, post photos, invite others to join you or donate to your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool!

Please be sure to use the following: @afsp_centralny, #TogetherToFightSuicide

 

 
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Walk t-shirt. Raise $150 by October 2nd and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!

In addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations on-site.

Event Day Resources & Activities


On-Site Activities

AFSP merchandise, music, resources, and more! 

 

 
Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.

  
 Memorial Signs

UPDATE: Deadline has passed for signs.

Individuals or Teams that raise $500 or more by Sept. 20th will be invited to have a sign made to be displayed on the walk route on event day.

 

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The Out of the Darkness Walk 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! We are #TogetherToFightSuicide!