Southern Arizona Walk

Join us on October 8, 2022

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/08/2022
Walk Location: Gene C. Reid Park
Walk Start Time: 10:30 am

  • 9:30 Registration & Resource Fair open
  • 10:30 Opening ceremony
  • 11:00 Walk begins

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Gina Gillis (She/Her/Hers) 
Contact Phone: 520-367-7905 
Contact Email: saz.ootd@gmail.com

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Southern Arizona Walk  

10/08/2022

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.

 

Parking is available in lots on 22nd, Picnic Place, and Concert Place.  The Resource Fair and Opening Ceremony will be held in Field #8.  The walk path is approximately a mile long, on a flat, paved surface. 

 

Volunteer on Walk Day! 

We need volunteers before, during and after the walk to help make the day run smoothly. Please click HERE, and click "Sign Up" on the slot you would like to fill.

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 saz.ootd@gmail.com to sign-up today! Thank you!

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Southern Arizona 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. Click HERE for this year's sponsor packet!

 
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 10/08/2022 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!

 
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

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

 

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 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!

 

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 are welcome at the Walk.

 

Parking, route, and other info will be updated as we get closer to Walk Day.

For additional questions, please email saz.ootd@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.


Raffle Tent

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Stop by the Raffle Tent to check out the great items in the drawing. Winners must be present to win.

Kids Corner

There will be a reading of Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health as well as an activity station with coloring.

 

 

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