Round Rock ISD Campus Walk
Join us on April 30, 2022
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
Round Rock ISD Campus Walk
Walk Date: 04/30/2022
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The Round Rock ISD Campus Walk is happening again for the 5th year! We hope you will join us as we are excited to gather in person and walk together for the first time since 2019. The importance of raising awareness and funds to prevent suicide on campuses and in communities continues across the country. It is actually more important this year.
The Public Perception Survey from August of 2020 reinforced the need to make youth suicide prevention and mental health awareness a national priority. The survey results showed that among ages 18-24 53% were experiencing anxiety, 49% were experiencing depression, and 14% had made a suicide attempt. AFSP is continuing its work to bring our existing programs and future programs to the youth, parents, and educators of our country. Now, more than ever, we need YOU to help make it possible.
By registering for the Round Rock ISD Campus Walk raising funds, and inviting others to join you, you are bringing awareness to the cause and truly saving lives.
Each year AFSP and RRISD work together to help elevate the conversation of mental health across campuses within the district. View the video below to see some of the progress we've made together for our students and staff at RRISD.
If you have graduated, please know that Alumni can still support their school virtually! Feel free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested.
Thank you for your continued dedication to AFSP and our shared mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Having trouble registering? Click here to view a step-by-step guide. Be sure to also check out the Frequently Asked Questions on the guide.
If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your AFSP 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).
There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates! Click one of the links below to get started!
And don't forget about all the ways you can FUNdraise!
Help Spread the Word!
Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!
Please help promote the event through your social media accounts! Use #HopeWalksHere and #OutoftheDarkness
Raise $100 by 04/30/2022 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk T-shirt!
Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk (if happening in person).
— Donations can be made to a team, the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.
So please fundraise as an individual by sending friends and family to your personal page, and ask for a team "sponsorship" from local businesses, clubs, etc. and use it as a way to ask for donations during a team fundraising event!
Activities of Hope & Healing
Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental health condition can sometimes feel as if no one understands what you are going through. Wearing honor beads the day of the walk is a way to show each other that we are all connected to the cause, and that no one is alone.
There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above.
The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones.
Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.
Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.