Permian Basin Walk

Join us on October 22, 2022

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/22/2022
Walk Location: Memorial Gardens on 42nd
Walk Start Time: 7:30 pm
Walk Registration Time: 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Walk Open Ceremony: 7:20 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Amanda Provence (she/her) 
Contact Phone: 432-260-3373 
Contact Email: AmandaProvence@gmail.com

Upcoming Chapter Events & Opportunities

It's Real: Teens and Mental Health June 16th,  12:00PM or 7:00PM CST (Online Event)

Intended for high school classes or community settings with groups of teens, ages from 14 to 18, It’s Real: Teens and Mental Health is a 45-minute program that provides young people with mental health education and resources. The program raises awareness about mental health issues, how to start a conversation about mental health, the importance of self-care, and how to reach out for help. Price: FREE!  Please RSVP for the 12:00pm or 7:00pm

Ride to Fight Suicide June 18th 10:00AM

Riders from Odessa will have stops in Odessa, Andrews and finally Seminole. Riders from Lubbock will have stops in Lubbock, Brownfield, and Seminole, Tx. Learn more and Register Here.

AFSP Volunteer Orientation July 14th CST (Online Event)

Join us for an AFSP 101 Orientation to find out how to get involved with the fight to stop suicide. Learn more and Register Here

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Permian Basin Walk  

10/22/2022

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk 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 health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for support and/or resources, please visit www.afsp.org/get-help and www.afsp.org/resources.

Register!

Returning participant? Thank you for being a Walk Alumni! When you click the register button be sure to click the blue Login link under "Been Here Before?"

Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide. See FAQs below if you have any questions.

If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your 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). View this video tutorial for more help.

There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates!

Click below to get started!

     

And don't forget about all the ways you can FUNdraise!


 

Ways You Can Help

Volunteer at the Event

Event Committee and Day-of Walk volunteers are always needed and we cannot be successful without them! 

Send an email to AmandaProvence@gmail.com to sign-up today! Thank you!

 

Hope Walks Here Signs

Are you walking in memory or honor of someone? Are you walking for yourself? Click here and make a $25 donation. Include the name of who you're walking for. We'll add that name to a sign along the walk route. If you find your sign on event day, feel free to take it home with you. These signs are limited supply. Make your order before we're out!

 
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 10/22/2022 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!   Donations can be made to a team as a whole,  but the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.  

Check out what other prizes you could earn through our Out of the Darkness Fundraising Recognition Gift program. 

 
Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks 

Click HERE to like our chapter Facebook page!

Click HERE to let everyone on Facebook know you are participating or interested in the event!

Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community!

Help spread the word!

Download the Permian Basin Out of the Darkness 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!

 

 

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Permian Basin Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Become a partner to help stop this leading cause of death. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!

 

Team Corner

Become a Team Captain

Team Central

 

Be sure to follow all of the steps after registering to get that fundraising going! *Update your page and pic * Make a self-donation* Utilize Participant Hub *

Create a FB Fundraiser through your account or it will not connect to your page! This is super easy in the app btw (wink wink) 

FAQs

Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.

 

If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
No. The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $150. If your whole team wants a shirt, each member must raise $150

 

How do I make an offline donation?
To send a donation by check, please complete this form and send it with your check to the address provided.

 

Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!

What is the walk route? The walk will be held at the track that circles the pond at Memorial Gardens on 42nd Street in Odessa, Texas. This is to ensure we have a paved, and well lit area to safely gather and remember out loved ones. 

 

 

Can I register at the Walk? Yes!  You can register in-person at the Walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Can I bring my dog? Yes!  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the walk. AND - with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the Paws for Prevention Table.

 

Parking, route, and other info will be updated as we get closer to Walk Day.

For additional questions, please email AmandaProvence@gmail.com

 

Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, pick-up beads at the Honor Bead tent, and more!

Resource Fair 

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area. Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 6:00pm. This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss. 

Family Activities

Join us early to decorate, and place a luminaria along the walk path in memory of your loved one. Paper bags, art supplies, and battery powered tea lights will be provided. At the end of the event you can take your luminaria home as a keepsake. 

 
Honor Beads

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. 

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community - a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and loved ones. We all wear honor beads - each color shows out personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience 

White - Lost a child 

Red - Lost a spouse or partner

Gold - Lost a parent

Orange - Lost a sibling

Purple - Lost a relative or friend

Silver - Lost first responder / military 

Green - Struggled personally 

Blue - Support the cause 

Teal - Friends and family of someone who struggles

 
Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance.

Throughout the entirety of the event we will have an emotional support team made up of mental health professionals. They will be identifiable by a lanyard and name tag. 

We will also have a team of therapy dogs on site for extra cuddles. 


 

Register by clicking the button at the top of the page

 

Thank you participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can save lives and bring hope.


If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741-741