Memphis Mid-South Walk

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Memphis Out of the Darkness Walk

 

Will you help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide?

The Memphis Out of the Darkness Walk is a special event that provides community, connection, healing, and hope for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience in West Tennessee.

By registering for the walk on October 22, 2022, you are joining 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.

Every dollar you raise through the Memphis Walk allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

Walk Date: 10/22/2022
Walk Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens - Memphis, TN
Event Begins: 10:00 am
Event Ends: 12:00 pm

 

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Meghan Gwaltney 
Contact Phone: 615-393-4742
Contact Email: mgwaltney@afsp.org


Memphis Walk FAQs


When and where is the walk?
The  walk is taking place on October 22nd at the Memphis Botanic Gardens. Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 9am and the Opening Ceremony will begin at 10am.

 

Where should I park?
There is free parking at the Memphis Botanic Gardens.  Please use the parking lots used for Live at the Garden.

 

Are dogs allowed at the walk?
Unfortunately, the only dogs allowed at Memphis Botanic Gardens are trained therapy dogs. 

Is there a registration fee or fundraising minimum?
No, there is no registration fee to participate. AFSP does not have a fundraising minimum,  but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support our work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!

 

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. Donations will be accepted through 12/31/22.

 

I have another question.
For additional questions, please email Tennessee Area Director Meghan Gwaltney at mgwaltney@afsp.org.

 

How You Can Help


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Memphis Walk shows the community and your employees that your business cares about mental health and suicide prevention. Become a partner to help stop this leading cause of death.

 

Volunteer at the Walk

Volunteer with us! Volunteers are needed for set-up, registration, parking, wayfinding, and more! Fill out this Volunteer Interest Form to get started today!

 
Create a Team

It's more fun to walk together! Gather friends, family, co-workers, classmates, and neighbors to walk with you on 10/22/2022.

 
Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Download the walk flyer here to share with businesses, apartment buildings, etc. in your community.
 

Share on Social Media

Share your story, post photos, invite others to join you or donate to your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @afsptn, and don't forget to use #afsptennessee

 
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide
 

When you raise $150 by 10/22/2022* you'll receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!



 

*In addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations on-site.

 

Day of Experience: Activities & Resources


Art Station
Join AFSP volunteers in art making as we create a space to express yourself with creativity and color. 

 
Honor Beads
We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify other who understand our experience. 

 
Community Resource Fair
Be sure to stop by our community resource fair to learn more about Memphis area non-profits and the work the do in your community.

 

         
Children's Gizmo Read-Along

Join AFSP volunteers for a children's story time! We'll be reading Gizmo's Pawesome Guide for Mental Health and talking about how to take care of one another.

 
AFSP Store
Stop by the AFSP Store to purchase hats, stickers, t-shirts, and more! Wear your AFSP swag and show the world you support suicide prevention.

 
Donuts & Coffee
Stop by the Retro Coffee and Donuts truck to purchase coffee and donuts before we begin the walk.



Thank you to all participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can fight suicide.