Rockland County Walk
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Walk Date: 10/01/2022
Walk Location: Rockland Lake State Park, N. Entrance, Field 1, the Pavilion, 299 Rockland Lake Rd.
Registration and Pre-Walk Activities Start Time: 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 am
Walk Start Time: 10:20 am
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Holly McMahon
Contact Phone: 845-570-1560
Contact Email: AFSPROCKLAND@yahoo.com
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
Rockland County Walk
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.
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
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Rockland County 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
Promote the Walk in Your Community!
Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks
Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community!
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, pick-up beads at the Honor Bead tent, and more!
Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.
Hope & Healing
Register by clicking the button at the top of the page
Available Walk Volunteer Positions (June-Oct).
Assembles distribution lists; disseminates brochures, posters neighborhood shops and businesses with flyers; shares invitations to professional networks, friends, family, and friends-of-friends; identifies community events for tabling; etc.
Develops and implements a team recruitment plan.
Conducts walk kick-off distribution.
Generates media coverage and public information in advance of the walk to assist with recruitment, places PSAs and press releases.
Secures cash sponsorship.
Solicits and receives donations for giveaways.
Do you or someone you know work for a company that is community oriented and supports non-profit organizations? Simply email email@example.com if you would like a customized sponsor packet sent to you. All sponsor dollars support mental health research, prevention education, advocacy, and support for loss survivors.
Contact prospective guests (well-known local figures that may be able to emcee).
Secure local artists, vendors for the event.
Contact musicians and DJs to provide entertainment at the walk.
Coordinates first-aid personnel and procedures.
Arrange corporate donations of food and beverages for participants; secures snacks and water for event.
There are many opportunities, and you can give as little or as much time as you would like. Contact your walk chair.
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