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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Paducah Walk
Location: WKCTC Campus
Registration: 9:00 am
Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Megan Cole
Contact Phone: 502-648-9451
Contact Email: PaducahOOTD@gmail.com
Important Update for Paducah Walk
Due to new safety regulations at WKCTC, we will be switching to staggered start times on walk day!
- All registered walkers will receive an assigned start time between 10 AM and 12 PM for walk day
- You will be able to enter the Haws Gym as soon as the previous walk wave leaves to check in and explore our silent auction and resources.
- Volunteers in the parking lot will let you know when it's your walk wave's turn to enter!
- Assigned times will be sent out on Tuesday, September 28th. Please email PaducahOOTD@gmail.com prior to then if you have a preferred time.
- We urge everyone to pre-register to help with this process at afsp.org/Paducah
- If you plan to register in person the day of the event, please let one of the volunteers in the parking lot know before entering the event.
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Raise $150 by 10/02/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!
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.
Help Spread the Word!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use the hashtags #OutoftheDarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide. Download and print the walk flyer to hang in your community!
Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page.
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.
Activities of Hope and Healing
Digital Memory Quilt
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.