Central Piedmont Walk

Join us on November 13, 2022

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Event Details

This event has been postponed due to hurricane Ian, see details on pick-up event below.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kelley James 
Contact Phone: 704-880-1156 
Contact Email: kelleyjames68@gmail.com

 

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Central Piedmont Walk  

11/13/2022

The devastation in Florida left in the wake of Hurricane Ian is truly heartbreaking. While we were disappointed not to join together on October 1, we are glad that everyone in the Central Piedmont area remained safe.

On Saturday, October 22 we will be at  Zealous Beauty Bar located at 238 W Broad Street in Statesville from 9:00am-12:00pm. Please join us to pick up honor beads and to drop off any funds you need to turn in. We will have the walk shirts for walkers who individually raised $150 or more. 

We invite you to join us on Sunday, November 13 at 2:30pm as  we live stream the Northeastern NC Out of the Darkness Walk Opening Ceremony, recognizing our beloved Central Piedmont walkers, and then sending you out to walk on a route of your choosing. The event will be streamed on our NC Chapter Facebook http://Facebook.com/afspnorthcarolina.

We are so grateful for the walkers, volunteers and sponsors in the Central Piedmont area! You are such champions in the fight to stop suicide!

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 kelleyjames68@gmail.com to sign-up today! Thank you!

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Central Piedmont 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 11/13/2022 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.

Can I bring my dog? Yes!  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the Walk.

 

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

For additional questions, please email kelleyjames68@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

 

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