Greater Baton Rouge Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
Greater Baton Rouge Walk
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Location: Pennington Biomedical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
6400 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge, LA
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Activities & Check-in Time: 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony Start Time: 10:00 am
Walk Staff: Carley Dolezal (She/Her), 409-920-3991, email@example.com
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.
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Important Event Info
Registration: Already registered online? You can skip the registration tent and enjoy the event! To help streamline events, please encourage your team to register online before the event. Onsite registration will be available.
Directions to venue: Pennington Center is located at 6400 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge, LA.
From I-10 Westbound: Follow I-10 W to LA-3064/Essen Ln in East Baton Rouge Parish. Take exit 160 from I-10 W. Continue on LA-3064/Essen Ln. Take right on Perkins Rd to Pennington Center (center will be on left side). Click here for Google Map directions from Prairieville/Gonzales area.
From I-10 Eastbound: Follow I-10 E towards New Orleans. Take exit 157A for Perkins Rd. Keep left at fork in road and continue to Perkins Rd. Turn left on Perkins Rd. Center will be on right side. Click here for Google Map directors from Downtown Baton Rouge area.
Parking: Free parking is available at Pennington Center. Please enter off of Perkins Drive (see map below).
Schedule of Events
*Schedule of events may be subject to change
Registration, Activities, and Fun starting at 9:00 am!
9:00 am - 9:10 am: Performance by Soul to Sole Studios
9:20 am - 9:30 am: Meditation Activity
9:30 am - 9:55 am: Body Sculpt Barre Studio Walk Warm-up
9:55 am - 10:00 am: Performance by the BeignYAYS dance troupe
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Rock Painting @ Kid's tent!
Opening Ceremony 10:00 am
Walk to follow!
Closing ceremony to follow walk. Make sure to stick around for the announcement of silent auction winners!
After the closing ceremony, Team Rain Will Bring Flowers is hosting a tailgate for the LSU game! Bring a chair and join the fun!
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
Kid's Activities and Rock Painting
Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.
The Out of the Darkness Walks are journeys of remembrance and events that unite a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience.
Hope & Healing
Ways You Can Help
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Sponsoring the Greater Baton Rouge Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Download the sponsorship packet here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
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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