Greater Baton Rouge Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Greater Baton Rouge Walk
Important Event Update: Due to extensive storm damage across the region, we are unable to use the Lamar Dixon Center for our Walk. We have moved the Walk to Jambalaya Park (1015 E. Cornerview St.) in Gonzales. Click here for turn-by-turn directions. We appreciate your understanding as we work to create a safe and meaningful event for our walkers!
Location: Jambalaya Park
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Allen (Bubba) Randall
Contact Phone: 225-603-1035
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location, Parking, and Walk Route
Location: Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview St., Gonzales, LA. Click here for turn-by-turn directions.
Parking: Free Parking is available at Jambalaya Park off of Edenborn Ave. and Carol St. (see map below)
Walk Route: The walk will begin at Jambalaya park. Walkers will use the bridge to cross the canal and head east towards Imra Blvd. Walkers will take Imra Blvd. South and make a u-turn at Worthy Rd. and then walk north back towards the park. The walk route is approximately one (1) mile.
Become an Event Sponsor
You can be a hero in the fight against suicide! Click here to view our 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities.
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!
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 10/23/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt! To help streamline efforts, we will be mailing all walk shirts after the event. No shirts will be available at the walk. Thank you for understanding!
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.