Columbia-Greene Walk

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Columbia-Greene Walk

Event Details

Date: 10/02/2021
Location: Dutchman's Landing, Catskill, NY 
Registration and Activities: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Walk: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sandra Goldmeer 
Contact Phone: 518-791-1544 
Contact Email: sgoldmeer@afsp.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 Capital Region Walk for R.I.T.A..

#TogetherToFightSuicide

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

Registration & Walk FAQs

When and where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place on Saturday, October 2nd at Dutchman's Pavilion in Catskill, NY 

 

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!

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 thru your account.   

 

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.

How do I join/create a team?
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).

 

For additional questions, please check out page 10 in the Registration Guide for frequently asked questions.   You can also  email sgoldmeer@afsp.org.

How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Columbia-Greene Walk  shows the community that your business cares about mental health and suicide prevention. Become a partner and sponsor the event 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: @afspcapitalregionny, #TogetherToFightSuicide

Follow the Facebook Event Page for updates!

 
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Walk t-shirt. Raise $150 by September 26th 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

   Details coming soon!

 

 
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

Stay tuned for information on how to get a personalized sign representing why you walk or who you walk for!

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

 Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.

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.

Thank you for your support!