Anchorage Walk

Join us on September 10, 2022

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/10/2022
Walk Location: Cuddy Family Midtown Park
Walk Start Time: 11:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jeremy Landreth (He/Him/His) 
Contact Phone: 907-841-6815 
Contact Email: jeremy.afspak@gmail.com

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Anchorage Walk  

09/10/2022

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 jeremy.afspak@gmail.com to sign-up today! Thank you!

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Anchorage 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.

 
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 09/10/2022 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.  

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks 

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

 
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!

 

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.

 

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

For additional questions, please email jeremy.afspak@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!

 
Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.

 
Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance.


 

Register by clicking the button at the top of the page

Cuddy Family Midtown Park:

  • Cuddy park is at 201 E. 40th Ave, near the Lusacc Library. The park includes an inclusive playground, amphitheater, water feature, large field, and paved trails
  • The Anchorage Walk and resource fair will take place on the field.
  • The walk will start at a designated area near the performance stage and utilize the paved trails.
  • The course is approximately a half mile (.5-miles) in total distance.
  • Leashed pets are permitted.
  • We request pet owners be good community stewards and take necessary precautions when bringing their pets to a public setting, including cleaning and disposing of any animal waste. 

Anchorage Suicide Prevention Coalition Activity Area

  • Join our community partners from the Anchorage Suicide Prevention Coalition and other volunteers to play games, and enjoy coloring pages, bubbles, and other activities.

Memoria Tent

  • Stop by our memorial tent to submit a name of a loved one lost to suicide and a message of hope for survivors of suicide loss. Names and messages will be submitted for a digital art project that will be shared later. You are also welcome to bring a photo of a loved one to display. Photos should be labeled and submitted with a protective covering. AFSP is not responsible for lost or damaged photos or returning photos to the submitter.

Alaska Chapter Information Table

  • Visit the Alaska Chapter information table to collect prevention resources, wristbands, honor beads, and fundraising t-shirts. You can also sign up to volunteer, apply to serve on the local board, or make an in-person donation.

Resouce Fair Participants:

  • Local nonprofits and businesses have joined AFSP in our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide by participating in our annual resource fair. Be sure to stop by our resources booths hosted by:
  1. Alaska Behavioral Health
  2. Alaska Center for Resource Families
  3. Alaska Grains
  4. Alaska National Guard
  5. Alaska Public Media
  6. American Red Cross of Alaska
  7. Alaska Black Caucus
  8. Anchorage Fire Department – Miblie Crisis Team
  9. Anchorage – Moms Demand Action
  10. Anchorage Police Department
  11. Boys & Girls Club of Alaska
  12. Cohen Clinic
  13. Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.
  14. Life Alaska
  15. Providence
  16. Starbucks
  17. Standing Together Against Rape (STAR)
  18. Statewide Suicide Prevention Council
  19. National Crisis Response Canines
  20. VA Alaska 

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