Jersey Shore Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Jersey Shore Walk
IMPORTANT UPDATE (9/14/21): We will be moving to a staggered arrival format due to COVID-19 concerns. Registered teams will arrive at pre-assigned times throughout the morning, enjoy various event activities, explore resource vendors, grab their honor beads, pick up their walk t-shirt (if they raised $150 or more), and then go on a 1 mile walk. There will not be a formal Opening Ceremony. Teams will be contacted in the coming days about arrival times. We appreciate your support and flexibility with ongoing planning!
If you are not walking, but would like to pick-up your walker shirt, please check in with staff at 8:30 AM.
Dogs are allowed. Please clean up after them.
Children of all ages are welcome.
There will be a walk-up registration and a way to drop off donations, but if possible, please register and donate online to avoid having to line up in the registration area.
Continue to read for tips on how to prepare for the day of the walk.
Walk Date: 09/25/2021
Walk Location: Ocean County Park (BBQ/Lake Area) - Lakewood, NJ
Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Walk Chair: Beth Fitch
***Event Day Details are subject to change as we get closer to Walk Day. Please make sure you're registered so we can keep you informed on any changes that may be made.
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Beth Fitch
Contact Phone: 732-961-8124
Contact Email: email@example.com
Will you help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide?
We know times are tough and it has been a long road since 2020 but we hope you will make a commitment to support suicide prevention. You don't need to decide today if you will walk or join virtually, but we do ask that you commit to standing with AFSP to raise awareness and fight this leading cause of death. Register today or donate to help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
The Jersey Shore Walk is about community, connection, and hope. However you participate - a walker, donor, or sponsor - you are part of an important movement to create awareness about suicide prevention.
Important Walk Day Information:
Those who have pre-registered, DO NOT have to check-in on the day of the walk. If anyone is coming with you to the walk, please have them register ahead of time, or you may register them yourself. For those who do not-preregister, QR codes to register and donate will be at the Walk, but pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged.
We strongly encourage everyone to ask your supporters to donate online whenever possible. We kindly ask you to mail checks in ahead of time (or by December 31 at the latest) to AFSP New Jersey, P.O. Box 3068, Hoboken, NJ 07030 and include and Offline Donation Form.
WALK DAY ACTIVITIES:
Walkers will have the opportunity to pick up their t-shirt and honor beads, enjoy music, take a team photo, visit vendors, AFSP resource table and more!
THINGS TO BRING TO THE WALK:
Your own bottle water
SAFETY PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES:
We are requesting participants to stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19
Please bring and use mask(s) at the event
We will have masks on-hand to provide to participants who would like one
We will be creating extra space between tables to encourage physical distancing
We will have hand sanitizer available throughout event area
Jersey Shore Walk FAQs
When and where is the event taking place?
Is there a registration fee?
How do I make an offline donation?
Is there a fundraising minimum?
How do I set up my personal fundraising page?
For additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How Can You Help?
Promote the Walk in Your Community!
Download the Jersey Shore Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community. Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!
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: @afspnewjersey
Day of Experience: Resources and Activities
Honor beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.
Virtual Hope Wall
As a chapter, we have created a virtual HOPE wall where you may post messages of HOPE and LOVE to inspire those who have been affected by suicide. We want to create a virtual space to share messages of hope and encouragement and have another opportunity to come together as a community in support of one another. We encourage you to leave a note, share a story, post a picture and check out the others inspiring messages.
We will have to approve each post to make sure all images and texts are safe, therefore it might take a few hours to show on the wall. Thank you for understanding!
If you're looking for resources, please visit www.afsp.org/resources.
Thank you for your support!