Saline County Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
Saline County Walk
Location: Marshall Town Square (Court St. and N. Lafayette Ave.), Marshall, MO
Check-in Time: 10:00 am
Walk Start Time: 11:00 am
Walk Chair: Tammie Alexander (She/Her), 219-252-4701, email@example.com
Walk Co-Chair: Becky LaGore (She/Her), 660-232-1720
Come out and join us with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention for a fun filled day of event while becoming educated, empowered in suicide prevention, the 11th leading cause of death in Missouri.
At this event you will have the opportunity to learn about the warning signs, risk factors and protective factors of suicide, hear inspiring stories of loss, hope, and recovery and engage in activities focused on building connections, understanding and compassion. There will also be resources available to help you create your own action plan to help prevent suicide in your own life and the lives of those around you. We look forward to seeing you there!
Bring your family friendly dogs as well-All dogs can register for a free AFSP doggie bandana, collapsible doggie travel dish, and a chance to win a Paws for Prevention goodie basket. Dogs must be leashed, please bring supplies to clean up after your furry friends.
10:00am-Walk registration, walk T-shirt pick-up for participants raising $150 individually, raffle and merchandise sales open.
10:30am-Opening ceremony and Walk begins.
11:00am-Gizmo's Pawsome Guide to Mental Health Read-Along story time Children's Activities (written for 4-to11-year-old children, however all are welcome).
11:00am-Suicide prevention positivity rock painting, all are welcome, and will be available until end of event.
12:00pm- Gizmo's Pawsome Guide to Mental Health Read-Along story time Children's Activities (written for 4-to11-year-old children, however all are welcome).
1:00pm-Honor Bead Ceremony, Speakers, Bugles Across America plays TAPS, with more event announcements to come!
1:45pm - Raffle Sales and Paws for Prevention raffle end. Winners will be announced and notified by phone, no need not be present to win.
2:00pm- Event ends.
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.
Register to Walk With Us!
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 watch 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.
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And don't forget about all the ways you can FUNdraise!
Ways You Can Help
Volunteer at the Event
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Saline County Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to become a sponsor today!
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, visit the photo booth, 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
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, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741