Nashville Walk

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Nashville Out of the Darkness Walk

 

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

The Nashville 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 Middle Tennessee.

By registering for the walk on October 29, 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 Nashville Walk allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

Walk Date: 10/29/2022
Walk Location: Centennial Park - Nashville, 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


Nashville Walk FAQs


When and where is the walk?
The 1 mile walk is taking place on October 29th at the Centennial Park Event Pavilion. Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 9am and the Opening Ceremony will begin at 10am.

 

Where should I park?
There is free parking throughout Centennial Park. To park close to the event site, park along Park Plaza or in the HCA Healthcare Building 3 parking lots.

 

 

 

Are dogs allowed at the walk?
Yes! We allow leashed dogs to participate in the walk. Therapy dogs will also be on site to provide extra comfort to Walkers.

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.

 

Is the walk accessible to those with limited mobility and sensory friendly?
Yes, we hope everyone will be able to participate in the Nashville Walk. There is handicapped and limited mobility parking located directly next to the Event Center Pavilion. The walk route is a one-mile, flat, paved path and we have identified an alternate route for those who would like a shorter walk.

The walk is sensory friendly and there will be no loud noises or flashing lights.

Centennial Park Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How You Can Help


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Nashville 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

We have filled our volunteer spots! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer and we look forward to seeing you on walk day. If you have any questions, please contact Nashville Walk Volunteer Coordinator Lina Budesa: afsptnlina@gmail.com.

 
Create a Team

It's more fun to walk together! Gather friends, family, co-workers, classmates, and neighbors to walk with you on 10/29/2022.

 
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 10/29/2022* 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 Therapy
We've partnered with local non-profit Your Heart on Art to offer healing art therapy and 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. 

 
Why I Walk

Show Nashville why you walk by bringing a photo of a loved one and sharing a message of hope and healing.

 

         
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.

 
Kid's Corner
Be sure to stop by the Kid's Corner for children's art activities, Gizmo Story Time and even a visit from Booster from the Nashville Sounds!

 



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