Fargo/Moorhead Area Walk

Join us on September 18, 2022

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/18/2022
Walk Location: Scheels Arena
Activities Start Time: 12:00 pm
Opening Ceremony: 2:00 pm

Schedule of the Day: Activities begin at noon; our Opening Ceremony will begin at 2:00 pm.

12:00-2:00pm Activities include:

  • Honor beads
  • Memory Wall (Please see information below)
  • Resource booths from local organizations and walk sponsors
  • Team Photo Station
  • Live music by Tucker’d Out
  • A reading of Gizmo Pawesome Guide to Mental Health by Dr. Angela Cavett at 1:15 pm (Please see information below)
  • AFSP Pop Up Shop

2:00- Opening Ceremony and we walk directly after

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Denby DeVries (She/Her) & Samantha Christopherson (She/Her) 
Contact Phone: 701-200-0751 , 701-371-1194
Contact Email: denbydevries@hotmail.com , schristopherson@afsp.org 

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Fargo/Moorhead Area Walk  

09/18/2022

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!


 

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 denbydevries@hotmail.com to sign-up today! Thank you!

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Fargo/Moorhead Area 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.

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks 

Stay up to date with the North Dakota Chapter on Facebook & Instagram. View the Fargo/Moorhead Area Walk Facebook event page.

Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community!

 
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 09/18/2022 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. 

$500-$999 - Red Ribbon Walker. Receive a red ribbon and gift on-site.

$1,000+ - Blue Ribbon Walker. Receive a blue ribbon and gift on-site.

In addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations on-site.

All funds supporting the F/M Area Out of the Darkness Walk support our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Walk dollars support mental health research, prevention education, advocacy, and support for loss survivors. 

 
 
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

Why should I come to this walk? The F/M Area Out of the Darkness Austin is a special event that provides community, connection, healing, and hope for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience.

By walking with us, 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 F/M Area Walk allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

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 long is our walk route? Our walk route is less just under 2.5 miles. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes. We walk not run.

Where do I Park? Please park in the Arena’s parking lot. Please do not park in the parking lot of the park as we walk to be respectful of park goers.

What If it rains? - We will walk rain or shine. If there is heavy rain, activities will be inside the Arena. If not, everything will be on the green space outside the Arena.

 

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

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 with responsible owners are welcome to walk with us! Camp-K-9 will have a tent and will be giving out treats and water for your dog! You can also pick up an AFSP doggy bandanna at the AFSP Pop-Up shop! There is a fee for AFSP for any dog waste left at the Arena, so please be sure to pick up after your pet.

Will there be a photo station?  Yes, have a volunteer photographer who will snap your team photos and will post on Facebook after the walk. There will be no cost.

What If I get hungry? – You can purchase lunch. Chef Mobile Food Truck is ready for a huge crowd!

What is the Reading of Gizmo all about? - We invite kindergarden-4th grade students to gather for a storybook read by AFSP Volunteer Dr. Angela Cavett. She will begin reading at 1:15 by the stairs next to the elevator inside the arena.

 

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.

How will registration work this year? If you are pre-registered and you don’t have anything to turn in or pick up, you don’t need to check in. Please tell your family and friends to pre-register! There is not a fee to register, but there is power in numbers! We need the F/M Community to know that we all stand together in support of suicide prevention! There will also be QR codes pasted throughout the area.

If you raised $150 and need to pick up an Out of the Darkness T-shirt or need to drop off a donation, you can do so at the Fundraiser T-shirt Station by the entrance of the Scheels Arena (If there is rain, this will be inside the lobby up the stairs of the Arena) Thank you so much for supporting AFSP!

Is there a registration fee? No, there is no registration fee to participate.

Wall of Remembrance:

We invite you to bring a photo or memento of a loved one you have lost that can be displayed in honor of their life. *Please note all items are the responsibility of the participant, and it is strongly encouraged that photocopies be brought of any original images or art to prevent damage or loss to originals. 

For additional questions, please email denbydevries@hotmail.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