Greater Nashua Walk
Join us on September 23, 2023
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
Greater Nashua Walk
Location: Greeley Park Bandshell, Nashua, NH
Check-in Time: 9:00 am
Walk Start Time: 10:00 am
Walk Chair: Doris Horvath, 603-321-5274, email@example.com
*** We Walk Rain or Shine***
Please check the weather on Saturday morning and wear appropriate clothing. Make sure you bring an umbrella.
If you have any questions on walk day, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance and updates.
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!
- Walk Location: Greeley Park Band Shell
Walker Arrival Time: 9:00am
Opening Ceremony: 10:00am
Emcee: Jim Ryan from WZID
- 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, but if possible, please register and donate online to save time and support physical distancing.
- 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/nashua DO NOT have to check-in at the walk! 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 2023 Walk T-Shirt.
*Walkers raising $1,000 will be able to pick up their LifeSaver Club Gift
Ceremony: Opening Ceremony will start at 10am followed by a 2 mile out and back walk to Amherst Street.
Parking: Please utilize curbside parking along Concord Street
Thank you for your cooperation and support! We can't wait to see you on Saturday!
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.
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
To Volunteer for this Event, please fill out this form.
For Flyers and other Promotional Materials, Click Here.
We want to show you our appreciation for all the hard work you do fundraising for the AFSP New Hampshire Chapter. Be sure to check out the rewards we have available for your efforts!
For a donation of $50 - AFSP New Hampshire will create a personalized sign made in memory or honor of the loved one you walk for. The sign will be displayed in a highly visible location at the walk and will be yours to keep after the walk. Click the button below for more information.
GET YOUR MEMORIAL SIGN HERE
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 email@example.com to sign-up today! Thank you!
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Greater Nashua 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
$150+ - Raise $150 by 09/23/2023 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!
Become a Team Captain
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)
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.
Are dogs allowed? 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 email@example.com
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
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, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741