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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Jacksonville Walk
The Jacksonville Out of the Darkness Walk is a special event that provides community, connection, healing, and hope for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience.
Location: Treaty Oak Park - 1207 Prudential Drive
Registration: 8:30 am
Event Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sarah Clark
Contact Phone: 561-392-7877
Contact Email: email@example.com
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, November 13th, at Treaty Oak Park in Jacksonville. If you are unable to make the event in-person, we would love to have your participate virtually.
Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate. The event is open to everyone.
Do children need to register?
Children under the age of 12 do not need to register.
Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we do strongly encourage each participant to set a minimum $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official Jacksonville Out of the Darkness walk t-shirt!
How do I get a T-Shirt?
Any individual who raises $150 or more will receive our official Jacksonville Walk t-shirt. All t-shirts will be mailed after the walk, so make sure your address and t-shirt size are correct and up-to-date.
How do I register and set-up my personal fundraising page?
Click here to view a step-by-step guide on how to register, log-in and set up your fundraising page. 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.
From your Dashboard, you will can view your page, edit your profile, make a donation, view donations received, create a Facebook fundraiser, and download resources.
How do I create a team or join 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).
Any Team that raises $500 or more will have their Team Name on the backs of all the t-shirts!
How You Can Help
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Jacksonville Out of the Darkness Walk shows the community that organization/business cares about mental health and suicide prevention. It shows that you care about your community. Partner with us to help stop this leading cause of death. Download the Jacksonville Walk sponsorship packet. With opportunities for sponsorship starting at only $250, this is the perfect chance for both large and small businesses to help play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits.
Promote the Walk in Your Community
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 help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use the hashtags #OutoftheDarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide
Create a Facebook Fundraiser that Automatically Links to your Account
On Your Computer: Sign-in to your account. Go to your Dashboard. On the right-hand side you will see the "Your Fundraising" tab, click on "Create a Facebook Fundraiser", and follow the steps from there.
On Your Phone: Sign-in to your account. Go to your Dashboard. Scroll until you see the "Your Fundraising" tab, click on "Create a Facebook Fundraiser", and follow the steps from there.
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.
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide
Raise $150 by 11/13/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt! T-shirts will be mailed to participants after the walk.
Here are some ideas to help get you started:
- Make a donation to yourself
- Start a Facebook fundraiser
- Share your story
- Invite your friends and family to join you
- As 10 friends to donate $10
- Ask your employer if they do matching gifts
- For more ideas and tools, visit the Participant Hub
Activities of Hope and Healing
More information and details coming soon!
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.