Bangor Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/02/2022
Walk Location: Waterfront Park
Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Shamera Simpson 
Contact Phone: 603-318-8302 
Contact Email: ssimpson@afsp.org

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Bangor Walk  

10/02/2022

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.

 

Important Walk Day Details 

 Please read carefully through the important details for walk day below! 

  • Location: Waterfront Park * Bangor, ME
    Walker Arrival Time9:00am
  • Pets - Well behaved Leashed Dogs are allowed. Please clean up after them.
  • Children of all ages are welcome.
  • We will be offering contactless registration.
    There will be a walk-up registration and a way to drop off donations.
  • Volunteers - We are looking for help with Walker Registration and handing out t-shirts. If you would like to help, please email Area Director Shamera Simpson at ssimpson@afsp.org.
  • Continue to read for tips on how to prepare for the day of the walk

Registration:  Pre-Registration is Strongly encouraged. Those who pre-register at www.afsp.org/bangor DO NOT have to check-in at the walk unless picking up your walk t-shirt! If anyone is coming with you to the event, please encourage them to register ahead of time, or you may register them yourself. For those who do not-preregister, QR codes for mobile registration will be available at the Walk, but again pre-registration is preferred.

Donations: We strongly encourage everyone to ask your supporters to donate online whenever possible. If you have checks or cash to turn in, donation envelopes will be available. Please print, complete and bring an Offline Donation Form to submit with your donations. 

Things to bring to the walk:

  • Your Smartphone - for Pictures and Online Payments via QR Code
  • A mask if needed (we will have extras on site)
  • A blanket or lawn chair if you would like to sit down
  • Cash for Raffle and AFSP Merchandise
    *Credit cards will be accepted via PayPal Here Mobile App

Event Day:  Walkers will have the opportunity to pick up honor beads, enjoy music, take a team photo, pick up resources, and more! 
*Walkers raising $150 or more will be able to pick up their 2022 Walk T-Shirt.

Ceremony: Opening ceremony will start at 10am followed by a 2 mile walk 

Parking: There is a small parking lot adjacent the walk site as well as on street parking along the Waterfront Park.

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 ssimpson@afsp.org to sign-up today! Thank you!

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Bangor 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 10/02/2022 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 ssimpson@afsp.org

 

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