Columbia Missouri Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Columbia Missouri Walk
Location: Stephen's Park
Registration: 11:00 am
Event Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Beth Hendren & Adam Froeschner (573-489-1566)
Contact Phone: 573-673-9533
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Us Today
We're moving forward with plans to host our Out of the Darkness Community Walks in person beginning fall 2021. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers will be our top priorities as we work with local authorities to make decisions about event details, and we'll continue to offer options to participate online and in your neighborhood.
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 Columbia Missouri Walk.
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
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.
About the Walk
Become a Sponsor
Help Spread the Word!
Download the Columbia 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. View our event page on Facebook!
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.
Furry Animals welcome on a leash, we may even have bandanas for them! :)
Raise $150 by 10/24/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!
Activities of Hope and Healing
We will have a Memory Wall in front of the stage, please bring your photos of your loved ones. (you will be able to retrieve them before you leave) We will also have note cards to make notes if you choose and put on the wall. There will be a sand ceremony, a color for each of the honor beads, if you chose you can place the sand into our display, or you can take the sand home with you, or both. We will have a yearly banner for you to sign that becomes part of our stage for the following year.
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!