Morris County Walk

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Morris County Walk in Chatham Township

 

Event Details

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Cougar Field - Chatham Township, NJ
Walk Day Activities Begin: 4:00 pm
Opening Ceremony: 5:00 pm
Event Ends: 7:00 pm
Walk Chairs: Curt Ritter & Anthony Loporto
***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: Elizabeth Clemens 
Contact Phone: 908-514-6028 
Contact Email: eroithmayr@afsp.org

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 Morris County 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:
REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN:
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.

DONATIONS:
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 smartphone
mask
Hand sanitizer
Your own bottle water 

OPENING CEREMONY: 
A brief opening walk ceremony is scheduled to start at 5 PM. We will call teams by name to start the walk on the track. This is intentional to help with crowding. 

SAFETY PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES:

  1. 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

  2. Please bring and use mask(s) at the event

  3. We will have masks on-hand to provide to participants who would like one

  4. We will be creating extra space between tables to encourage physical distancing

  5. We will have hand sanitizer available throughout event area

 

How Can You Help?

Promote the Walk in Your Community!

Download the Morris County 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

       
 
 

Tap Into Chatham

"It is Our Hope that all this Walking Will Lead to Talking", September 19, 2017, view article

 
Day of Experience: Resources and Activities

Honor Beads

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!