Box Elder County Walk

Join us on September 18, 2021

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Box Elder County Walk

Event Details

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Mantua Reservoir 
Registration: 9:00 am
Event Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Mindy Deeter 
Contact Phone: 801-698-6335 
Contact Email: brighamafspwalk@gmail.com

 

 

Registration will be ONLINE ONLY this year.  Please spread the word and encourage your team members to register. Day of we will have QR Codes around the venue should we have folks who "Walk up".  Pre- registered walkers will NOT need to check in UNLESS you need to turn in donations.  We are encouraging you to donate online as well or mail in your donations using the offline donation forms.

Honor Guard Ceremony  9:30 am  Featuring VFW Post 1695 and National Anthem performed by Tyce Stevens 

Our Opening Ceremony will include a special tribute to our Service men and women/ police force/ firefighters/ and first responders. We are encouraging walkers to stay 6 feet apart from those NOT in your household.  Our venue is large enough with a loud sound system that will accommodate the space.  We do encourage mask wearing when you can't maintain a 6 ft distance. Let's work together to keep each other safe so we can enjoy our in-person event!

 

Honor Bead Ceremony 10:30 am   Featuring your fellow walkers!

Walkers may take a loop around the reservoir at their leisure if they prefer.  Our "official" walk start will be at the conclusion of the Honor Bead Ceremony. We ask that you stay with your group and maintain a 6 ft distance from others for safety. Resources and activities will be available during the event until 12:00 pm.  There is plenty of room to bring a blanket to picnic at the park after the walk.  Please set up anywhere OUTSIDE of the event space.

We invite you to bring a photo of your loved one to display in our Memory Tent and Tables.  Please ensure you return to get it.  Write a name and number on the frame in case so we may get it to you!

 

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 Box Elder County Walk.

#TogetherToFightSuicide

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

Register Now

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).

Why Register?

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. 

It’s more important than ever for us to stay connected. Though there are many unknowns, there are a few things we know for sure:

  1. You belong to a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope.
  2. We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone.
  3. Mental Health and suicide prevention are more important than ever, and we’re confident that with your help we can reach more people than ever before.

Register Today and help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Become a Sponsor

Download the Box Elder County Walk Sponsorship Packet.  With opportunities for sponsorship starting at only $250, this is the perfect opportunity 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.

 
Help Spread the Word!

Download the Box Elder County Walk Event Flyer to share in your community.  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.

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 09/18/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

Activities of Hope and Healing

Honor Beads- While Supplies Last

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.

 

Thank you for your support!