Toledo Walk

Join us on October 1, 2022

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/01/2022
Walk Location: Promenade Park
Registration Start Time: 9:30 am
Walk Start Time: 11:30 am (Honor Bead Ceremony, Opening Ceremony with walk to follow)

Our Walk is a 1 mile route but feel free to walk 2 or 3 times for the full 3 mile event

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Peggy Myers 
Contact Phone: 419-360-1054 
Contact Email: afsp.toledo@gmail.com

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Toledo Walk  

10/01/2022

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!


Day of Details

Registration and check-in is from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. We offer ONLINE registration ONLY so please register before 10/01. Walk up registration will be done on your own device using a QR code. If you raised the $150, head to the registration area and go to the t-shirt pickup for your shirt while supplies last. If you need to turn in donations, you will do so at registration!

We will have a resource fair before and after the Walk. 

We are also having a MEMORY TENT where you can display a photo (copies are best so you don't lose  a valuable photo) of your loved one.

  •  This is where you can write the name of your loved one lost to suicide, on a piece of paper and attach it to the netting on the sides of the tent.  We will no longer do the reading of the names at the opening ceremony like we have done in the past.  We are giving you a different way to honor your loved one.  You can also bring a copy of a photo to hang on the netting of the tent

Once you are registered we have activities for you....

  • 2 standing Yoga sessions provided by Kelly Sorah at 10:15 and 10:45am (in Promenade Park)
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Basket Raffle
  • AFSP Merchandise for sale (located under the big tent)
  • Kids Areasidewalk chalk, TipTop the Clown, coloring pages, Be The Voice temporary tattoos
  • Ribbon Wands to wave in memory of your loved one as we start to walk
  • Honor Beads to correspond with your loss so you can connect with others who have had a similar loss
  • Nurse available for First Aid
  • Counselors on hand is someone needs a listening ear
  • Community Resource Fair
    • We will have vendor tables set up for area Mental Health providers for additional resources
  • Snacks
    • Snacks from Sam's Club will be available
    • Bottled water will also be available 
  • Coffee Truck
    • ​​AYZO Heavenly Brew
  • Food Trucks
    • Smash Dawgs
    • El Padrino Taco
  • Team Photos
    • Team photo area will be available. We will take your picture and you can use our selfie frame or # signs.
     

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

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Toledo 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 10/01/2022 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!

Download this flyer to help spread the word!

 

 

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

What is the Walk Route?

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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

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!

 

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 parking?

Yes, all parking on city streets is free. The Parking garage at Promenade Park is $5. Volunteers will be helping with exiting the garage after the Walk. 

Will there be food?

Yes, there will have food vendors at the Walk (Ayzo Heavenly Brew, Smashdawgz, El Padrino Taco)!

 

Can I register at the Walk? Yes!  You can register in-person at the Walk using our online QR code 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.

 

For additional questions, please email 

afsp.toledo@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